The Oklahoma Sheriffs Association President announced early this week at the State Capitol that they are supplying every Oklahoma sheriff and their deputies with a dosage of NARCAN® (naloxone HCI) Nasal Spray 4mg, the drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.
The donation makes Oklahoma one of the only states to outfit county law enforcement with the opioid counteractive agent.
Kay County Sheriff Steve Kelley said yesterday it is a good deal that the Oklahoma Sheriff’s Association is donating Narcan to all sheriff departments in Oklahoma.
Pawnee County Sheriff Mike Waters said that nearly 1,000 Oklahomans are killed by prescription drug overdoses every year. There are over 1,800 deputies in the state of Oklahoma. It is our hope that this donation from the OSA will permit our sheriffs and deputies to save lives in the event of an overdose by administering the drug in those emergencies.” Sheriff Waters is also the President of the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association.