Officer performs CPR, saves life of man suspected of overdosing on heroin

Police Chief Robert Ducharme commended Officer Jamie Lajoie for his "quick and professional actions"

By Judie Currie
Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.

ROLLINSFORD, N.H. — Police Chief Robert Ducharme is commending the life-saving efforts of one of his officers.

According to Ducharme, on Tuesday at approximately 8:39 p.m. Rollinsford Police responded to a Highland Avenue residence after a 911 call came in reporting an overdose.

Pictures is Officer Jamie Lajoie. (Photo/Rollinsford PD)
Pictures is Officer Jamie Lajoie. (Photo/Rollinsford PD)

"Officer Jamie Lajoie found a 34-year-old male not conscious, not breathing and blue in color," Ducharme said. "Officer Lajoie administered CPR and within a few minutes, the male had a pulse and started breathing on his own."

York Ambulance and Rollinsford Fire arrived soon thereafter and administered additional care. The man was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital. Police believe it may have been a heroin overdose. "But for the quick and professional actions of Officer Lajoie, this incident may have turned out tragic," Ducharme said.

Lajoie was presented with a letter of commendation in 2015 for having the highest statistics for motor vehicle activity for the year, including warnings, summonses issued, DWI detection and apprehension arrests, which also include drugs.

Lajoie has been with the department for about seven years.


On Tuesday, December 12, at approximately 8:39 pm, Rollinsford Police respond to a Highland Avenue residence after 911...

Posted by Rollinsford Police Department on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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