Officials: Narcan has saved more than 575 South Carolina lives

Charleston County Deputy Leonard Thompson life’s work is to protect and serve.

“Every second is crucial in this job,” he says. “Just coming to work every day and I get a chance to help people.”

Deputy Thompson patrols the county’s streets most days. He says the variety keeps his adrenaline going. However, a recent incident increased it even more. “It was nerve-racking for sure. It was kind of magical because her eyes opened. She was talking, and it was great.”