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Troop F’s Trooper Matthew Wade Schanzlin received a Naloxone Life Saving Award from the Criminal Justice Institute. Trooper Schanzlin received the award in recognition for saving the life of a suspected overdose victim in August (of last year).

This event came soon after the ASP issued Narcan to each of its troopers on the highway. On August 1st, 2017, Colonel Bill Bryant stated, “It is imperative for the Arkansas State Police to be able to help the citizens of this state. With troopers in every county of Arkansas, we want to make sure that if we are the first responders to an overdose situation, we can appropriately and effectively save someone’s life”.

Arkansas State Troopers are routinely the primary first responders across Arkansas involving incidents of substance abuse and addiction. With the issued Narcan, just like in Trooper Schanzlin’s incident, they have a tool to combat the ever increasing crisis that is Opioid overdose.

We are proud to call Trooper Schanzlin one of our own, and appreciate the Criminal Justice Institute for recognizing the work of our troopers on the road.

Trooper Matthew Wade Schanzlin received a Naloxone Life Saving Award from the Criminal Justice Institute.