NICEVILLE, Fla. – Niceville Police Officer Chadley Moore has received a department lifesaving award for his actions during a recent medical emergency.
David Popwell, Niceville Chief of Police, presented the prestigious award to Moore on Friday, according to a social media post by the Niceville Police Department (NPD).
According to the post, on February 23, 2023, Moore was dispatched to a cardiac arrest, reportedly resulting from a possible overdose. He arrived on the scene less than one minute after being dispatched and reportedly found a patient not breathing with a faint pulse.
While a bystander performed rescue breathing, the NPD said Moore administered a dose of Narcan that did not have an immediate effect. A second dose was reportedly administered, and the patient’s heart rate normalized, and he began to breathe on his own, the NPD said.
Moore continued to monitor the patient for several minutes until fire and EMS personnel arrived to take over patient care.
“While we never hope to be in these situations, we are grateful of Officer Moore’s training and swift actions to save a life,” the NPD said.