Letter: Kudos to Delray PD for carrying antidote

narcan_injections_naloxone_saves_livesCongratulations to the Delray Beach Police Department on being proactive, regarding the increasingly prevalent and dangerous heroin-overdose problem, by supplying kits of naloxone to their officers so that they can treat overdose at the scene (“Delray police to carry heroin OD antidote,” March 2).

This department is continuously leading the county and sometimes the state in its approach to serving the community.

Conversely, the West Palm Beach City Commission and mayor have earned no gold stars by voting to give themselves considerable raises in pay — granted, the first in years.

PEGGY BUTLER, WEST PALM BEACH

Editor’s note: On the first day the Delray Beach police began carrying naloxone, they used it to save a man’s life at a sober home.

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