Officer’s life-saving Narcan intervention during opioid overdose caught on video

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KOAT/CNN) – A New Mexico police officer, only on the job for a few months, got a first-hand encounter with an opioid overdose and had to save a life with Narcan after a man lost consciousness in the back of his cruiser.

It all happened in a matter of moments for New Mexico State Police Officer Elizardo Romero, and it was caught on video.

“When we put him in the back of my unit, he had already admitted to us that he had taken multiple narcotics as well as prescription drugs,” Romero said. He was in the process of taking the man to the hospital after arresting him.