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The PBA of NYS Commends the Work of University at Albany Police Officers

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) is praising the work of two University at Albany police officers after they administered presumably life-saving doses of naloxone – or Narcan – to an overdose patient.

Officers Jeremy Eveleth and Cristopher Affinito responded to a call from the Freedom Quad parking lot at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22 to find a female administering CPR to an unconscious male.

The male, who was not a student, appeared blue in color. He had a pulse, but his breathing was shallow.

Officer Eveleth administered one dose of the opiate antidote Narcan, and a short time later Officer Affinto administered a second dose. The male regained consciousness a few minutes later and was transferred to a local hospital. Five Quad Ambulance and Albany firefighter also responded to the call.

“Officers Affinto and Eveleth are to be commended for their professionalism and skill under intense pressure,” said PBA of NYS President Peter Barry, PBA of NYS president. “Unfortunately SUNY campuses are not immune to the opioid epidemic that is taking too many lives today. We hope for only the best as the young man recovers.”

The PBA of New York State is the exclusive bargaining agent for the New York State University (SUNY) Police, the New York State Environmental Conservation Police, the New York State Park Police, and the New York State Forest Rangers. Our members police and protect New York State’s public universities and colleges; state parks and historic sites; and they enforce state laws and protect our lands and forests and ensure environmental safety and quality throughout the state.