MANATEE -- James Boldin has been named Deputy of the Month for January by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Boldin responded June 25 to a car wash where a woman was unconscious with a needle sticking out of her arm.
Emergency medical personnel administered the Narcan antidote, which caused the woman to regain consciousness and she was transported to the hospital.
Boldin learned a relative of the woman had taken the same drug at an abandoned house. Boldin found a person on the ground next to the house. Just as EMS arrived, the man stopped breathing and was administered the Narcan antidote and transported to the hospital.
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"Boldin was diligent to follow up and follow through on information critical in order to locate an overdose victim and get him medical attention," wrote Sheriff Brad Steube in a press release. "He went above and beyond and beat the high probability the second victim could have died from an overdose."