AUBURN, Wash. — New video released by the Auburn Police Department (embedded below) shows officers responding to an overdose in a parking lot on Jan. 11.
Police said customers at a Safeway called just before 1 p.m. to report an adult male found lying in the parking lot unconscious. Witnesses said the man’s breathing was labored and ragged.
While some began performing CPR on the man, others called 911 for help.
"As luck would have it, bike officers Sedillo and Kapule as well as patrol division's Officer Wilkinson were just around the corner when the tones went off. All three were on scene within minutes of the call for help. Officer Sedillo's body worn camera captured the scene. While Officer Kapule took over CPR from the Good Samaritans who were helping the man, Officer Sedillo retrieved his Narcan kit and ultimately administered two doses," police said.
The department’s investigation revealed that the man had overdosed on opioids, but the two doses of Narcan administered helped save his life.
The Auburn Police Department said the video helps to answer a common question they receive: "What is the most important thing you do?"
“The answer? The protection of life. Period,” Police said. “We’re posting this (video) to show you what it’s like on the front lines.”
Watch the video embedded below. GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING:
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