On February 25, 2015 the Franklin Police Department received a report of an unresponsive male who possible overdosed on heroin.
The Franklin Borough Police Department and the Sparta First Aid Squad responded.
Patrol Officer Jesse Babcock and Lieutenant Jeffrey Smith responded to assist. They located a male in a shed near a residence that appeared to be unresponsive. They found the male to have overdosed on heroin. Lieutenant Jeffrey R. Smith, Officer Jesse Babcock, and the Sparta First Aid squad determined that the male had overdosed on heroin. The Sparta First Aid Squad administered a dose of naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of an opiate overdose. A short time later the male became responsive, breathing on his own, and was transported to a nearby medical facility for evaluation and any necessary medical treatment.
This is the second time this week that naloxone has been used in Franklin by first responders. On Saturday, February 21, 2015 Officer Babcock and Officer Smith administered naloxone to a male who had overdosed on heroin in a vehicle near the Wendy’s on State Highway 23.
The Franklin Borough Police Department is extremely proud of the actions of Officer Jesse Babcock and Lieutenant Jeffrey Smith, and the Sparta First Aid Squad. Through their quick actions, they were able save a life and prevent a fatal opiate overdose.
The matter is still under investigation.
No complaints were filed.