On March 23, 2022, just before 6:00 PM, a citizen called 911 to report a person at a residence in the 500 block of Security Boulevard overdosed after ingesting Fentanyl. This address is in the densely populated Security/Widefield area of unincorporated El Paso County. Members of the Security Fire Department and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office were sent to the scene.
When deputies arrived they encountered an adult female not responsive and lying on a bed. After moving her to the floor to further evaluate her she stopped breathing. Considering the information available to them of the Fentanyl ingestion, deputies administered two separate doses of Narcan to the victim. Unfortunately, no immediate changes were observed.
As a result, deputies began administering CPR. After approximately two minutes of chest compressions, deputies were able to resuscitate the victim who regained consciousness just as fire department personnel arrived on scene. After their additional efforts to stabilize her, fire department personnel transported the victim to a local hospital for further treatment where she survived.
The Sheriff’s Office's commitment to the ongoing training of our personnel in Constitutional and competent law enforcement and jail operations is augmented by ensuring they are also well-rounded in a number of disciplines to include tactical medical care as was demonstrated during this incident. We could not be more proud of these two deputies’ actions in saving the life of our neighbor and are thankful for the positive and effective relationship we have with the Security Fire Department, all of which led to this fortunate outcome.
As the scourge of Fentanyl continues to plague the Pikes Peak region, we stand committed to working with our regional, state, and federal partners to reduce the distribution of this substance in our community and bring those responsible to justice.
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