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“Fentanyl is absolutely crushing us,” Taylor said. “We administer so much Narcan. There’s people that we’ve had to Narcan eight or nine times. It’s to the point where that individual don’t even go to the hospital no more. It’s very disturbing that that’s the mindset we have.”

Taylor said he now considers Narcan to be essential equipment for a day on the job.

“We use our Narcan almost as much as we use handcuffs,” he said.

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