Thursday evening (April 7, 2022) Grundy County deputies responded to an overdose in Gruetli-Laager. Deputies deployed Narcan to the subject who was transported to the hospital.
After closing the call one a deputy began experiencing symptoms of a possible fentanyl exposure. The deputy realized what was happening and was near the EMS station. He self-deployed Narcan and was treated by EMS.
The subject that overdosed confirmed the substance was fentanyl.
Grundy County Sheriff Clint Shrum said, “We have experienced a significant increase in overdoses over the past 10 days. This incident shows just how dangerous these calls can be to law enforcement. Our deputy was aware of what was happening and did exactly as he was trained. He is doing well.”