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DuPage County Sheriff

James Mendrick

PRESS RELEASE

Contact Information: Domrose #563 ~ 630.407.2010

Friday, October 17, 2014

Sheriff Zaruba Receives Narcan Commendation

DuPage County Sheriff John Zaruba was presented today with a commendation for his active service and participation in the DuPage Narcan Program (DNP) during a press conference organized by the DuPage County Police Chiefs Association.

The DNP recognized those police departments in DuPage County communities that have already saved a life following a heroin overdose. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office was the first agency to administer Narcan to save a life in DuPage County by a law enforcement officer. 

Thirty-three communities are participating in DuPage County and approximately 1,700 officers have been trained to use Narcan on the street. Twenty-five lives have been saved using Narcan.