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La Porte Sheriff hosts K-9 Narcan training


LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. – K-9 Handlers and their K-9’s were trained on Narcan use in the La Porte Sheriff’s training building on Monday.

Doctor Johnson of Purdue University hosted the training and was attended by several K-9s and their handlers from the area departments.

According to La Porte Sheriff’s Department, the training provided the handlers with proper technique of administering the antidote to the K-9’s.

Narcan is used to counteract the effects of opioid exposure and can reverse an overdose.

While K-9’s are working, they may be exposed to lethal doses of opioids. The handlers now will be trained and armed to prevent an overdose to their K-9.

The list of attendees:

  • La Porte County Sheriff’s Office – Three K-9’s
  • Michigan City Police Department – Two K-9’s
  • La Porte City Police Department – One K-9
  • Lakeville Police Department – One K-9
  • New Carlisle Police Department – One K-9

The K-9’s were not administered actual doses of Narcan in the exercise, according to officials.

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