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IMPD officer named first 'Narcan Lifesaver'

Posted: 11:55 PM, Dec 15, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-15 23:55:26-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- An IMPD officer was awarded the first-ever Narcan Lifesaver Award for saving six lives by administering the anti-overdose drug.

Officer Jamie Guilfoy administered more doses of Narcan this year than any other officer on the department. The drug was recently distributed to all IMPD officers to be used in case they are they first to arrive on the scene of a heroin overdose.

"As far as the men and women that I work with, at first we were kind of suspect as to whether we wanted to be the one to administer it or not," Guilfoy said. "But once you start doing it, once I started doing it, it's just kind of second nature."

Guilfoy was awarded a trophy for his service at the Burrello Family Center in Garfield Park.

IMPD says the department has administered more than 1,100 doses of Narcan since March.

The department says the Narcan Lifesaver Award will be given out annually.

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