Officials to recognize Charleston Police and Firefighters for preventing drug overdose
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin, joined by Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster, Charleston Fire Department Captain Mark Strickland, Kanawha-Charleston Health Department Executive Director/Health Officer Dr. Michael Brumage, and other local officials will be recognizing the drug overdose prevention efforts of Charleston Police Department Patrolmen Seth Johnson and Nick Castleman and the Charleston Fire Department at a press conference at Charleston City Hall on Friday, November 6, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
Patrolmen Johnson and Castleman are the first Charleston Police Officers to use Naloxone, commonly known as Narcan, a medication that can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. The two officers recently responded to an overdose call and upon arrival, they used their training to quickly assess the situation and administer Narcan to stop a heroin overdose. The actions of Patrolmen Johnson and Castleman were largely made possible by the work of the Charleston Fire Department to forge partnerships and conduct overdose prevention training with local law enforcement and first responders.
This event will serve to commend the lifesaving actions of these individuals and acknowledge the commitment of local agencies to have their personnel trained in the use of Narcan as a powerful tool in the fight against drug abuse.
- United States Attorney Booth Goodwin
- Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster
- Charleston Fire Department Captain Mark Strickland
- Kanawha-Charleston Health Department Executive Director/Health Officer Dr. Michael Brumage
- Other local officials
- Press conference to recognize the drug overdose prevention efforts of Charleston Police and Firefighters
- Charleston City Hall – Third Floor, A/V Room (adjacent to City Council Chambers)
- 501 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV 25301
- Friday, November 6, 2015, at 12:30 p.m.
Updated February 4, 2016