Top Cop: Capitol Police Officer saves man by administering Narcan

Today, the State Legislature shared that it will honor Capitol Police Officer Chris Litzkow, and we honor him today as our Top Cop.

 

On July 7, 2015, Capitol Police Officer Chris Litzkow responded to a report of a man down on the 100 block of State Street. He had heard that the subject was in possession of drug paraphernalia and likely was the victim of a heroin overdose. Officer Litzkow retrieved the medical bag from his squad car and administered Naloxone via intranasal syringe. The subject was unconscious, not breathing, and blue in the face and lips, so Officer Litzkow attempted to arouse the subject with verbal encouragement and sternum rubs.

 

Officer Litzkow turned the patient over to Madison Fire and Rescue personnel upon their arrival; and the patient became conscious and alert within a couple of minutes of the administration of the Naloxone..

 

We applaud the fast action of Officer Litzkow in saving a man near death; and the Wisconsin legislature will present a joint resolution to commend the Capitol Police Department for its foresight in implementing the Naloxone program in response to the increasing problem of heroin use in our state.