Hubbard officer revives resident
A quick response by a Hubbard police officer resulted in a life-saving situation.
Hubbard Police reported that at around 3:30 a.m. on Feb. 5, officer A.J. Christensen responded to a call from a residence located just outside the city. The caller reported an unconscious man who was in cardiac arrest.
Christensen arrived within two minutes and determined that the man was suffering from an opioid overdose. He administered a single dose of Narcan, a serum that can stop the effects of an opioid overdose. When the man did not respond, the officer repeated the process with a second dose, which subsequently brought the person back to consciousness.
The man was able to speak with paramedics who arrived at the scene and transported him to the hospital.
Hubbard Police Chief Dave Rash noted that Christensen's actions undoubtedly save the subject's life.
Woodburn Police have been involved in a similar incidents: officer Matt Sterns revived a man at AJ's market on June 20, 2018; on July 3, 2017 police officers revived an unconscious 22-year-old man. Narcan was used in both situations.
The life-saving nasal spray has been a recent addition to area police departments.