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.
"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."