On February 21, 2015 the Franklin Police Department received a report of a suspicious incident within the Borough of Franklin.
The Franklin Borough Police Department responded.
Patrol Officer Jesse Babcock and Lieutenant Jeffrey Smith responded to investigate. They located a male in a vehicle near the Wendy’s parking area that appeared to be unresponsive. Both Lieutenant Jeffrey Smith and Officer Babcock rendered medical aid until paramedics arrived. While on scene, and prior to the paramedic’s arrival, both officers determined that the male had overdosed on heroin. Both Officers 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 first time naloxone has been used by officers in the Borough of Franklin.
The Franklin Borough Police Department is extremely proud of the actions of Officer Jesse Babcock and Lieutenant Jeffrey Smith. Through their quick actions, they were able to begin to stabilize the male who was in immediate need of medical attention suffering from an opiate overdose.
The matter is still under investigation.
No complaints were filed.