CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A local police officer who pulled a driver from a burning SUV, has saved another life.
Cranston police tell us, officer Brenton Medeiros saved a young woman from a heroin overdose with the reversal drug Narcan last Wednesday.
The 20-year-old woman was found by her mother who called 911.
When the officer arrived he successfully treated her, and she regained consciousness as she was being taken to Kent County Hospital.
Officer Medeiros also rescued 70-year-old Richard Bready a week prior to his latest act of bravery, after Bready’s SUV crashed and caught fire in East Providence.
The officer was off-duty heading into work when he pulled over on the highway and ran to the burning SUV, pulling Bready to safety.
Colonel Michael Winquist praised the officer for his recent heroic actions.
“If it wasn’t for Officer Medeiros’s quick response and injection of naloxone, the outcome in this case would likely have been tragic, resulting in the unnecessary loss of another young person suffering from opioid addiction,” he said.
The woman was treated and released later that day.