SARATOGA, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office is honoring one of its deputies for his life saving actions.
Deputy Joseph Mancini was presented with the lifesaving award Monday night. He was given the award for being the first deputy to reverse a heroin overdose using Naloxone earlier in June.
The Sheriff’s Office says he used it on a man in his 20’s who was lying unconscious on a trail in the Town of Hadley. After he gave it to him, a short time later the victim began breathing on his own and regained consciousness. If it wasn’t for his use of Naloxone, authorities say the victim likely would have lost his life.
Naloxone was first given to sheriff’s deputies to use in these types of emergencies at the end of last year. This was the first time that Naloxone was administered by a Deputy Sheriff in Saratoga County since the program began in late 2014.
On behalf of Sheriff Zurlo, the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office and the community they wish to express their sincere congratulations for a job well done.