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SLCPD bike officer saves life of man who was overdosing

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Posted at 7:52 AM, Jun 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 10:06:13-04

SALT LAKE CITY — An officer with the Salt Lake City Police Department is being credited with saving a man’s life.

According to a department tweet, a Liberty Bike Officer was proactively patrolling the city recently and saw a man overdosing. The officer immediately stopped and provided life-saving naloxone, the tweet said.

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The tweet went on to say the department "proudly highlights his accomplishment and commitment to our community.”

Chief Mike Brown praised the officer in a separate tweet.