Two Steuben Co. Deputies Save Overdose Victim

March 7, 2016
 
BATH, NY – Steuben County Sheriff Dave Cole is thanking deputies Todd Terwilliger and Brooke Payne for saving the life of a 20 year old in painted post male, after he overdosed on a combination of prescription drugs, street drugs and alcohol.
 
According to Steuben County Sheriff Dave Cole, the deputies found a 20-year-old man unresponsive, without a pulse and turning purple. Officials say that Payne began to administer CPR, and Terwilliger located the NARCAN kit and automated external defibulator in Payne’s vehicle. “While Payne was administering CPR, she was bitten on the top of her scalp by a Siberian Husky, which was pulled off by another person while she continued to resuscitate the victim,” officials stated. “Terwilliger administered NARCAN to the victim, who revived in a combative state, was subdued and transported to a local hospital for treatment, according to the sheriff’s report. The investigation into the incident showed the victim would have died from the alcohol-drugs combination.”
 
“Your actions, along with Corning Rural Metro, not only saved the life of a resident of Steuben County, but working as a team you were able to put into action your training and demonstrate the Sheriff’s Office ability to protect all citizens of Steuben County, even against themselves,” Cole told the deputies Monday. “You are hereby commended for the outstanding example you set for the other members of the law enforcement community to look upon with great pride and admiration.”
Payne, Terwilliger