Virginia State Police trooper helps save Richmond officer’s life

Virginia State Police trooper helps save Richmond officer’s life
A.T. Stuart (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Virginia State Police trooper was in the right place at the right time Tuesday night when a Richmond police officer recognized he needed NARCAN after being exposed to narcotics during a drug arrest.

The Richmond Police Department says State Police Trooper A.T. Stuart was at the Richmond City Justice Center when the officer was in need.

In a Facebook post, RPD said the officer was having breathing difficulties and was turning pale. He recognized the symptoms of narcotics exposure and requested the NARCAN.

Stuart administered his department-issued NARCAN, which saved the officer’s life.

The officer was checked out of the hospital, and has returned home.

**UPDATE - We've learned some more details regarding this incident. It turns out, our officer first recognized the...

Posted by Richmond Police Department on Thursday, April 4, 2019

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