Deputies now carrying medications countering opiate overdoses
The Walworth County sheriff deputies on patrol will now be carrying Naloxone, a medication used to counter the effects of an opiate overdose, according to a release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies have been trained to administer Naloxone to a suspected opiate overdose prior to the arrival of emergency medical personnel.
The Walworth County Sheriff's Office joins other municipal law enforcement agencies in Walworth County that carry the medication to counter the effects of an opiate overdose.
“This effort represents yet another strategy with an integrated approach including prevention, harm reduction, law enforcement and treatment to create a safer and healthier community,” Walworth County Sheriff Kurt Picknell said in the release.