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DA praises Stoughton police

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Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey has praised Stoughton officers and Police Chief Paul Shastany for what he called their “bold leadership” in combating drugs and addiction. In an opinion piece recently released to local newspapers, Morrissey said that having naloxone, also known as Narcan, available in all Stoughton police cruisers “will undoubtedly save residents’ lives in future opiate overdoses.” Morrissey noted that Norfolk County saw 60 overdose deaths in 2013 and that Stoughton saw three fatalities in a single week last summer. Stoughton officers underwent training last December on using naloxone, a nasal spray that reverses the effects of opioid overdoses. All 54 uniformed personnel were involved in learning about the drug and how to administer it. The department was also the first to be trained on using naloxone that was not part of the pilot program administered by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, which trained officers in Quincy and Gloucester.

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