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San Pablo Police Officers Awarded Life Saving Medal

by CC News
Live Saving Medal

The San Pablo Police Department recognized two officers who helped save a persons life in May.

According to police, on May 15th, 2024, San Pablo Police officers responded to an opioid overdose medical emergency within our community. When Officer Foster and Officer Kobold arrived, they found a 21-year old male who was unresponsive and without a pulse. Officers immediately began lifesaving measures by administering Narcan and CPR, and were able to revive the subject as medical personnel arrived on scene.

On July 1, San Pablo Officers Kristina Foster and Brooke Kobold were presented with the prestigious Life Saving Medal, for their heroic actions on the morning of May 15th, 2024.

“There is no doubt that their skillful training and courageous response provided this young man with a second chance at life. Thank you, Officer Foster and Officer Kobold, for your outstanding service to our community,” said San Pablo Police in a statement.

Back in May, San Pablo Posted the following video of the actions that warranted the life saving medal:

San Pablo Police highlighted California’s Overdose Stats

  • 7,385 Deaths Related to Any Opioid Overdose
  • 6,4733 Deaths Related to Fentanyl Overdose
  • 21,316 Emergency Room Visits for Opioid Overdose
  • 13,640,794 Prescription for Opioids

According to the department, officers have responded to 60 overdose calls in the past 3-years, which is a 20% increase over the 3-year period. This prompted training for the department who prioritize NARCAN training and also train students and faculty at each of the 7 school sites in San Pablo as well as Richmond High School.

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