2018-05-16 / News

Sheriff receives Narcan nasal sprays

ANGELA SAXON
True Citizen Intern


All three BCSO officials stand proudly while accepting the Narcan Nasal Sprays. From left to right: Lieutenant Scott Usry, Sheriff Alfonzo Williams, and Photographer and Secretary Sharron Taylor. All three BCSO officials stand proudly while accepting the Narcan Nasal Sprays. From left to right: Lieutenant Scott Usry, Sheriff Alfonzo Williams, and Photographer and Secretary Sharron Taylor. On Tuesday, May 15 representatives from the JD Paugh Foundation presented Sheriff Alfonzo Williams with 40 Narcan Nasal Sprays.

The sprays will provide trained Deputies the chance to save lives while on the scene handling opioid overdoses. Narcan is the only FDA approved nasal form of the drug Naxolone used for treating opioid overdoses.

Lieutenant Scott Usry of the Training and Professional Development at the BCSO said, “It’s a big deal with the Narcan Nasal Spray because of the opioid epidemic we’re experiencing in this country today."

Lieutenant Usry also said that the spray could render aid if medical responders are not the first to arrive at the scene, “If you were to ingest an extreme amount of opioids we can give you aid while not having to wait for medical assistance to get there. A lot of times EMS will get there and they do a great job, but sometimes they can’t get there as fast as we can. Any kind of intervention we can give while waiting on EMS would be potentially wonderful when it comes to saving lives.”


Bottles of Narcan Nasal Sprays donated to aid with opioid overdoses. Bottles of Narcan Nasal Sprays donated to aid with opioid overdoses. Just this week the JD Paugh Foundation raised funds with the latest JD Paugh Memorial Ride in Augusta.

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