An off-duty police officer overdosed on heroin in at a friend’s house in South Buffalo, New York last week, and was revived by “at least two doses” of naloxone when on-duty cops arrived at the scene, Buffalo News reports. The cop who overdosed—26-year-old Northeast District Officer Michael R. Moffett—reportedly received an unpaid medical release, and is under investigation by the department.
Buffalo News says that, “The incident has shaken members of the police force, who have been responding to hundreds of opiate overdose calls over the past two years.”
Since 2014, Erie County has seen more than 300 deadly opioid overdoses. Just last week, county officials issued an “emergency warning” about fentanyl-laced heroin.
“I would say there’s a 99% chance he got the bad heroin with the fentanyl in it,” a local officer says.