Two people who stood on the edge of death in Jackson can thank quick-thinking township police that they're still with us.


Police said that two applications of Narcan revived an overdose victim January 10, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation restored the breath of life to an individual in a supermarket two days later.

In the first instance, Officers Salisbury and Cafton were dispatched to a house just after 1 AM, and found the 23-year-old not breathing. Officer Salisbury administered Narcan, and a Jackson First Aider delivered a second dose soon afterward.

Police said they found a used needle along with empty and filled folds of heroin.

On January 12, at 11:27 AM, Officer Cassiopeia DeLaTorre was summoned to Stop and Shop, where a man was reported unconscious and not breathing. The officer administered CPR, assisted by Quality First Aid staffers.

The victim was transferred to Brick Medical Center by MONOC paramedics.

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