HUDSON—A City Police Department rookie officer didn’t hesitate to help revive a drug overdose victim, February 3.
At 4:34 p.m. that day, Hudson Police Department Communications Specialist Kevin Kinney cross-monitored a Columbia County 911 medical dispatch for an unresponsive man, a possible overdose victim. Patrol units were dispatched to the lower Columbia Street residence to assist.
Officer Ashley Stroka, HPD’s newest member, called out at the residence two minutes later and found a 65-year-old male victim on the front porch. The man was unresponsive and barely breathing when the patrol arrived.
Officer Stroka administered a dose of NARCAN to the victim just prior to the Greenport Rescue Squad getting to the scene. Once the squad arrived, they rendered additional medical treatment.
The man was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital and admitted.
“Great coordinated effort. Quick and efficient County 911, alert HPD dispatcher catching the ambulance call, super quick response by our officer, and the arrival of the professionals from GRS. Teamwork saved another life,” Police Chief L. Edward Moore said in a press release.