On an otherwise quiet morning in Maine at 6:30am, State Police trooper Doug Cropper, pulled over a man for speeding. But what happened next was anything but routine, and the officer ended up saving a life.
The officer is credited with saving the life of a man who had overdosed on heroin. After pulling the vehicle over, Cropper returned to his cruiser, then went back to the car and saw the man turning blue. WOW!
“I noticed his head was back up against the head rest, mouth open, and he didn’t look like he was breathing,” Cropper said. “And he was actually discolored.”
Cropper pulled the man out of the car and began performing CPR, according to police.
“When I got the subject out of the car and on the ground, an ER nurse from Southern Maine Medical stopped and came in and started helping me with the CPR and took over when I got tired,” Cropper said.
Cropper gave the man a shot of Narcan, a nasal spray that can help reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, to stop the overdose.
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