There are roughly 200 overdoses a year in Jefferson County. Sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement officers often, are the ones who get there first. That's why Sheriff John Burns wants Narcan at the sides of his deputies, so instead of watching a victim lie unconciouncious, deputies can do something to try and save the person's life.
COP would also fund training.
Sheriff Burns says he plans to approach the County legislature after doing more research on the program. Legislator John Peck says his only concern is that the county would get stuck with a bill if the COP funding stops.
Saturday, December 3, 2016, Watertown, NY
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