Press Releases

Friday 10/05/2018 5:06 PM - Life Saving Use of Naloxone

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Life Saving Use of Naloxone
Date and Time of Incident: 10-5-18, Approximately 2:45 PM
Place of Occurrence: Rural Paso Robles
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: On 10-5-18, the Sheriff's Office received a call of an unconscious person who was not breathing in rural Paso Robles. Deputies arrived on scene shortly after Cal Fire personnel, who were already performing CPR on the victim. Recognizing the possibility of an overdose as the cause, deputies administered Naloxone while the Fire Department continued CPR. The victim regained consciousness and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance. If it were not for the life-saving measures of Cal Fire and Sheriff's Deputies, the victim may not have survived. The Sheriff's Office was the first law enforcement agency in San Luis Obispo County to train its personnel and deploy Naloxone into the field. The program was implemented in April of 2018. This is the first use of Naloxone by Sheriff's patrol personnel since the inception of the program. Naloxone is an overdose antidote, for use when overdose by opiates is suspected. No further information is available at this time. The victim and location will not be released due to privacy laws.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Friday 10/05/2018 5:06 PM