Coming into contact with illegal drugs often falls within the job description of a police officer. And as one Oklahoma policeman discovered, that can be one of the more dangerous parts of the job.
The scary moment involved a policeman from Bartlesville, Okla., and was captured on video. It came when he almost died while packing evidence that had been laced with fentanyl. Apparently, even the slightest touch can put you in grave danger.
Fortunately, other officers reacted quickly, likely saving his life.
“I don’t know what would have happened had they not acted so quickly,” Bartlesville Police Sergeant Jim Warring said, via KTSM.
After collapsing, the officer quickly received a dose Narcan. It was described as a “treatment of a known or suspected opioid overdose emergency with signs of breathing problems.”
Warring said the other officers deserve a lot of credit for recognizing the issue and responding so quickly.
“We’re really fortunate that, one, we have (Narcan) available to us and, two, that they really … paid attention to the training,” he said. “Even though the officer may not be dealing with an individual, all the evidence that we handle on a day-to-day basis, that can harm you, too.”
How scary of a moment, can you believe how bad this could have turned out? It’s a good thing other police officers were there to save his life. Also good that they were able to break his fall and catch him before he hit the floor.
I would have been terrified if I was him, defiantly a story to hide from loved ones. You don’t want them worrying about it. I guess we really don’t give police officers enough credit. They sometimes really put themselves in danger and just learn to accept their fate.