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WATCH: Hudson officers honored for life-saving efforts

Hudson Police Department's Sgt. Glen Hartman and Officers Kate Potter and Luke Radke were recognized with a Life Saver Award during the Hudson Common Council meeting Monday night for their efforts saving an individual who had overdosed.

"There are time when officers just doing what they do everyday do things that are out of the ordinary and above their call for duty," Police Chief Geoff Willems said. "In those times I believe those officers need to be recognized for their efforts."

On Saturday, July 28, Hudson Police responded to the Taco Bell on Crest View Drive for an unconscious subject who was not breathing.

Hartman, the first on the scene, determined the subject had overdosed, and provided a dose of naloxone, a narcotic antidote. The dose had no notable effect on the subject.

Potter then arrived and administered a second dose of naloxone. This second dose led to some "respiratory effort."

Radke, who arrived on scene with St. Croix EMS, then administered a third dose. The subject then regained consciousness.

After being transported to the Hudson Hospital, the subject was able to walk out on his own later that day.

"It is clear in this case that without the quick response and call to action this subject would not have survived," Willems said.

The officers were also presented with an award from Regions Hospital.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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