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Police Officer Saves Bayport Woman From Heroin Overdose

Sixth Precinct officer uses special medication to revive 25-year-old.

A 25-year-old Bayport woman was revived from a heroin overdose early Sunday morning by a Suffolk Police officer administrating Narcan, an intranasal medication.

According to Suffolk Police, the woman was at a Walgreens in Selden at 12:42 a.m. with a friend and began exhibiting signs of an overdose. The friend brought the woman to the Sixth Precinct for help, said police. Police Officer Michael Schneider administered the medication and revived the woman, according to police.

She was then transported by Selden Rescue to Stony Brook Hospital.

The Suffolk County Police Department recently began participating in a New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan. Currently, the Fourth, Sixth and Seventh Precincts and Marine Bureau are participating in this program.

Quijibo September 05, 2012 at 09:53 AM
Waste of time and money.
kristi maurio September 05, 2012 at 10:42 AM
My 19 year old son just got out of rehab yesterday he's doing wonderful because of TOUGH love he is a good person with an addiction its people who treat addicts like they are a waste of time and money that add to the problem because of the shame and stigma they find ity easier to continue with drug use rather than seek help for their addiction BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE!! Also I would like to thank our police dept for their help in my struggle to get my son healthy which is much harder when ones child is 19 and you can't force them into treatmaent
NotWhoYouThinkIAm September 05, 2012 at 02:11 PM
True, Kristi. Dealt with that with mental health issues. Can't force a legal person into treatment, hands are tied. Good luck to your son for his continued recovery.
keith kelskey September 09, 2012 at 01:32 PM
All people make mistakes the good part we learn from them .every one hopefully gets thru it
Frank September 17, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Kristi you and your son have a received a second chance. I commend both of you. I've had my share of struggles trying to get a close relative trying to convince them that life is good without the booze and drugs but until they're ready to accept we just have to be as supportive as possible. Congrats to you and your son. God bless you both!

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