State AG to recognize Columbus Police for saving lives of overdose victims

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is scheduled to recognize Columbus law enforcement officers who have saved the lives of overdose victims.

The Attorney General’s Office says that Zoeller will be in Columbus on Thursday afternoon to recognize the Columbus Police Department, and its officers, for the several lives that have been saved as the result of officers being trained to use, and utilizing, the drug Nalaxone. The drug counteracts the effects of an opioid, like heroin.

With the heroin epidemic in, and around, Columbus, area law-enforcement has seen a marked increase in overdose responses this year. The Indiana Attorney General’s Office operates a grant program that funds Naloxone training and equipment for law enforcement agencies and other first responders across the state. Local law enforcement has benefited from that program.

Thursday’s ceremony is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. at the Columbus Police Department, located at 123 Washington Street.