EPD officers now carrying Narcan to treat potential opioid overdoses

The following is a press release from the Eureka Police Department:

According to the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC), on average 130 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. Locally, the statistics are even more concerning. The rise of Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is much more powerful than heroin, related overdoses and officer exposures are also rising across the United States. Narcan (naloxone) is a life-saving medication which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.

EPD officers now carrying Narcan to treat potential opioid overdoses