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Camden County Cop Credited With Saving Overdosing Man

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A Camden County police car.  (credit: Mike DeNardo)

A Camden County police car. (credit: Mike DeNardo)

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By Steve Beck

CAMDEN, N.J. (CBS) — An officer in South Jersey is being credited with saving the life of a man who was experiencing a drug overdose.

The incident happened at about 3:20 a.m. Thursday in the area of 32nd Street and Westfield Avenue in the city of Camden.

Camden County Police Officer Michael Denight was on routine patrol when he spotted a man lying in a parking lot who was unresponsive and experiencing a drug overdose.

Officer Denight administered one dose of Narcan to the man. Narcan is a drug that is intended to reverse an opioid overdose.

The unidentified male was then taken to Cooper University Hospital for treatment.

The Camden County Police Department says this is the fifth time this year that one of their officers has used Narcan to save an overdose victim.

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