PASO ROBLES — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Oct. 5 at approximately 2:45 p.m. about an unconscious person on the outside city limits of Paso Robles who was not breathing.
When deputies arrived on scene, shortly after Cal Fire personnel, who were already performing CPR on the person. Deputies recognized the possibility of an overdose and administered Naloxone while Cal Fire personnel continued CPR. The victim regained consciousness and was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.
If it weren’t for the life-saving measures of both Cal Fire and the Sheriffs deputies, the victim may not have survived, Sheriff’s officials stated.
The Sheriff’s Office was the first law enforcement agency in San Luis Obispo County to train its personnel and deploy Naloxone into the field. The program was implemented in April of 2018.
This is the first use of Naloxone by Sheriff’s patrol personnel since the inception of the program. Naloxone is an overdose antidote, for use when an overdose by opiates is suspected.