A Howell officer has been recognized for life-saving efforts last month.
Howell Police Department Officer Brad Charlick was recently honored for what were described as “courageous and heroic actions,” when on October 11th, while on patrol, he discovered a subject lying unconscious, partly in the roadway.
Officer Charlick called for EMS and officer backup, and with the help of Sgt. Vorhies of the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, administered Narcan to the subject, who then regained consciousness.
Once able to speak, the subject admitted that he went to Detroit where he purchased and then took heroin.
Authorities suspect that once he began overdosing, the subject was pushed out of a vehicle and left on the street.
“It is believed that with the cold temperatures, the subject may not have survived, if not for the observance and swift actions of Ofc. Charlick,” stated a post on the city’s Facebook page. “Because of this, Ofc. Charlick has been awarded the Professional Excellence Life Saving Award.”
Pictured: Ofc. Charlick (L) and Chief Mannor