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Thanks to Donation Sheriff’s Office and Deputies Carry Narcan

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COOK COUNTY, MINNESOTA, May 7, 2018 (LSN)  The Cook County Sheriff’s Office and Deputies, including K-9 Deputy Eddy, are now equipped to carry the opioid antidote Narcan, thanks to a citizen donation through their 501(C)(3) charitable medical organization. The overdose reversal drug protects the public as well as the officers themselves.

 

“We are extremely grateful for this donation and for the Schloot family’s concern for our law enforcement officers’ and life safety in the community,” said Sheriff Pat Eliasen. “Unfortunately, these dangerous substances are out there and we are now protected should we be exposed.”

 

There is a significant threat to law enforcement personnel and other first responders who may encounter fentanyl, carfentanil and other fentanyl-related substances through routine law enforcement, evidence collection or emergency or life-saving activities. Fentanyl can be ingested orally, inhaled through the nose or mouth, or absorbed through the skin or eyes. Exposure to even a small amount (equivalent of five to six grains of salt) can lead to significant health complications, respiratory depression or death.

 

"We are thrilled to help with the acquisition of a life-saving drug for our community, " said John and Rose Schloot, lodge owners in the Gunflint Trail area of Cook County.

 

The Sheriff’s Office has just completed training to use the Narcan through the Grand Marais Northshore Health Hospital. Deputies have each been provided with the nasal-spray type antidote which can be self-administered or given to an overdose victim if Law Enforcement is first on scene. Doses of the overdose reversal agent will now also be kept in the booking room at the Cook County Jail and in the evidence processing room.

 

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About Cook County Minnesota

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Cook County is at the tip of Minnesota's Arrowhead region in the remote northeastern part of the state, stretching from the shores of Lake Superior to the US-Canada border. By land it borders Ontario, Canada to the north, and Lake County, MN to the west.  The highest point in Minnesota, Eagle Mountain is 2,301 feet and the highest lake,  Total Area equals 3,339.72 sq miles

Cook County is home to three national protected areas:
Grand Portage National Monument
Superior National Forest
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

Cook County include:
 Grand Marais     Lutsen Mountains
 Gunflint Trail      Superior Hiking Trail
 Grand Portage 





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