Glendora Officer Saves Overdose Victim’s Life

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

For the second time since the Glendora Police Department implemented the use of a nasal spray to treat overdose victims, an officer was able to save a life.

Nasal Nalaxone, or Narcan is a nasal spray that is administered to revive victims who overdose on opioids, such as heroin, Hydrcdone and Oxycodone.

On Monday around 12:55pm officers responded with the fire department to a possible overdose victim, according to Glendora Police Chief Tim Staab. The responding officer, Craig Voors, found the subject unconscious near the railroad tracks at Lone Hill Avenue and a syringe on the ground next to him.

Officer Voors, who is also a trained EMT, “determined he was suffering from an opiate overdose and administered a dose of Narcan”, Staab said in a written statement.

The 52 year old male was immediately revived and transported to an area hospital.