ROYERSFORD PA – The life of a 31-year-old Philadelphia man may have been saved Christmas Eve (Dec. 24, 2017) by a police officer’s actions, the Royersford Borough Police Department reported.
Ofc. Zachary Zechman responded Sunday about 9:20 p.m. to a call regarding an unconscious subject in the 300 block of Main Street. He arrived on the scene to find the man, whose name and address were not provided, accompanied by a relative, also not identified. The unconscious man, Zechman determined after speaking with his companion, had overdosed on heroin.
Zechman, like officers in departments across western Montgomery County, was both equipped and trained for the situation. He administered an opiate rescue resuscitation drug, naloxone. The man regained consciousness, and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, the department noted Monday (Dec. 25) on its Facebook page.
Zechman, a 2016 graduate of the Reading Police Academy, has been on the job in Royersford since January. “Great job, Officer Zechman,” the department cheered in its post.
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