Three League City officers recently demonstrated their true commitment and devotion to service and are great ambassadors for our Police Department. Back in March, the officers were dispatched to assist EMS with an unconscious male who was possibly suffering from a drug overdose. Upon their arrival, Officer Pierre Nguyen, Officer Dominic Takach, and Officer Jason Ha found a 46-year-old male unconscious on the floor with his friend performing CPR.
Officers checked the victim for signs of life and found that he had a pulse but was sweating profusely with shallow, ineffective, agonal breathing. These officers recognized the victim’s symptoms were often associated with an opioid overdose. All three officers were prepared to provide lifesaving measures. Officer Nguyen continued assessing the victim and was trying to stimulate his body to breathe, and Officer Ha administered the first dose of NARCAN.
After a few moments, Officer Nguyen rolled the victim onto his side to protect his airway from obstruction, and the victim slowly began breathing again but was labored and appeared ineffective. Officer Takach administered a second dose of NARCAN, and Officer Nguyen continued to stimulate the victim by moving his body after each dose of NARCAN. During this process, the victim’s breathing appeared to improve. During this time, the victim’s friend advised that he was suspected of taking Soboxone and Heroin.
Once League City EMS personnel arrived, these officers assisted loading the victim onto the gurney, and by that time, the victim’s condition had greatly improved by regaining consciousness.
The quick lifesaving measures provided by Officer Nguyen, Officer Takach, and Officer Ha saved the victim’s life and gave him the opportunity to have a second chance at life.
(Pictured: Ofc Nguyen, Chief Ratliff, Officer Ha)