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.