MILLTOWN, NJ - The police are trained to handle many different types of situations and for two Milltown officers, November 5 was a particularily busy one.
At about 2:30 in the afternoon, Sergeant Chris Witt and Patrolman Mike Dinis responded to a call of an unresponsive male. The pair came upon a 55-year-old boro resident who was the victim of a drug overdose. Acting quickly, they administered Narcan, which is often used to counteract an overdose. It is generally given by injection. The Naracan did its job and the Dinis and Witt turned the unidentified male's care and transport over to the North Brunswick Rescue Squad and RWJ Paramedics.
However, as they were prepaing to leave the scene another emergency call came in sending the officers to East Lawrence Street where they found a male victim that had been struck by a tree limb. The man was an employee of a tree service and the fallen limb had broken his leg. Witt and Dinis administered first aid along with Patrolman Shawn Holland until EMS arrived. Holland had joined the scene after completing traffic duty.
Two examples of the diverse situations police officers handle on a daily basis. They really do need to be prepared for anything and everything.
Both victims in the November 5 emergency calls were taken to and treated at Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick. Details about their conditions were not released.