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State police save 100th life by administering Narcan

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Narcan has been known to save lives and pull people back from the brink of a heroin overdose. (WFSB file photo) Narcan has been known to save lives and pull people back from the brink of a heroin overdose. (WFSB file photo)
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

Connecticut State Police saved their 100th person with the opioid overdose reversal drug Narcan this past weekend.

Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the milestone on Monday after troopers saved an overdose victim's life early Sunday morning in Woodbury.

Troopers have been carrying Narcan since October 2014, when a state law was passed to provide civil and criminal liability protection to anyone who administers the drug in good faith. State troopers were among the first law enforcement officers in Connecticut to carry the life-saving drug.

Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro says the state police's commitment to protecting the safety and wellbeing of Connecticut residents is second to none.

Malloy thanked the state police for their service and work in helping addicts onto the path toward recovery.

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