Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Two NorCo Deputy Sheriffs Respond to Easton Overdose

Lamont McClure commends the actions of Deputy Sheriffs Dan Zeigler and Stephen Tuxhorn. Last Friday, the two deputies were on their way to serve a Protection from Abuse Order when they heard a call on the radio for an unresponsive male in the area. They stopped to ask the
Easton police officers on site if they could be of any assistance and were asked if they had any NARCAN. Deputy Zeigler assisted Officer Thornton in administering NARCAN to the unresponsive male. Within one minute, the man was responsive and alert. EMS arrived at the scene soon afterwards.

“I want to thank our deputies for their quick actions in this situation,” McClure said. “Considering the scourge opioids presents to our County, I’m glad members of our sheriff’s department were able to help.”

This is not the first time that Deputy Sheriffs have responded to an opioid overdose. In November, Deputy Sheriff Scott Kuehner respnded to two overdoses in two days.

Northampton County residents with drug and alcohol problems can call the County’s HELP line at 610-252-9060. Services offered include referrals for treatments, assessments, guidance, support and information for both individuals seeking assistance and their families.


Anonymous said...

Hard to find anything negative here.
This is what I call a positive heroin/opioid use story.

A man is alive to continue the cycle and two hero's are exposed, there is positive fodder for the local politicians to tout and the overall local and national GDP is raise by the use of emergency services and medical facilities.

The elicit economy gets a boost as the heroin money in washed through some local store front, or, in the case of pharmaceuticals and Narcan to some drug company.

Treatment facilities get some free advertising and potentially fill some beds.

All positive, this is the kind of thing that pays for the show, keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

way to go...lets applaud everyone who does there job on a daily basis.

Anonymous said...

Yes, it is nice that 2 lives were saved, but they put themselves in that position by their own choice, their own decision. Will they learn from their bad decision or will it just convince them that their risk is now less because others will be their to save them from their bad decisions?

Anonymous said...

Your negative characterization of their decision to participate in the drug economy is based on what?

What "bad" happened here? Everyone got what they want most out of drugs in this story.

Anonymous said...

They live on to OD another day.

Peter J.Cochran said...

The Northampton County Sheriffs Dept. Has come a long way in a short period. Hiring process has improved and some of that team is really dedicating themselves to the betterment of their employee status. Good for them .

Anonymous said...

Why don't police officers carry NARCAN? Protect & Serve?

Anonymous said...

Is it really that horrible to thank someone for doing a good job? @ 12:57 are you really that bitter? Did you not get a sticker for getting an A on a test? Did you never receive praise for doing well at anything? Positive reinforcement keeps moral up and continues good behaviors.

I hate the term "Thankless jobs" because that shouldn’t exist. You get served food at McDonalds you should thank the person that hands you the food. It's called being polite. Thank everyone you can for what they do. You never know how it will affect them. Society might be better off if everyone was actually NICE to each other.

But I digress... We didn’t ask for this problem. As the peons at the bottom, we just have to come up with the best possible solution until someone, somewhere gets to the root of it.

Anonymous said...

... and another thing... If you can't say "Well done, good job!" then you give up your right to bitch when things go wrong.

Moontrance said...

Should have read them their rights as they died. Worthless druggies are of no use to real humans.