07/20/2010

Cop saves man from heroin overdose

Saved the life of a 19-year-old man by administering cardio-cerebral resuscitation before EMS could respond

 By Bill Novak
The Capital Times

MADISON, Wis. — A Madison police officer is being credited with saving the life of a 19-year-old McFarland man who had overdosed on heroin by administering cardio-cerebral resuscitation to the man who had no pulse and wasn't breathing.

The incident happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday in a parking lot in the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue, police said.

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