Deputy first officer in coastal NC to administer overdose drug

New HanoverSOUTHEASTERN N.C. — When New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jose Lugo used naloxone to save a young woman’s life in December, he became the first law enforcement officer in coastal North Carolina to administer the overdose reversal drug.

Lugo and his patrol partner were dispatched about lunchtime Dec. 16 to to a home off South College Road. Dispatchers told the two deputies the 23-year-old woman had overdosed on heroin.

“We heard, ‘unconscious,’ ‘not breathing,’ ‘CPR in progress,'” Lugo said.

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Sheriff issues new badges, reflective of heritage and duty

BadgesSomething is different about Henderson County’s sheriff’s deputies, who were recently reminded of their roots and how they should serve the community.

New seven-point star badges have been issued by Sheriff Charles McDonald as part of his vision for the department as they move forward.

“We felt like going back to the traditional deputy badge (that) reminds us and reaffirms us of what our mission is to the community,” he said.

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Henderson County Sheriff gets 2 new K-9 pups

— The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office has two new puppies to join its K-9 corps.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release Monday that two 10-week-old, female bloodhounds are joining the department and will be trained to locate missing people and to track suspects.

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