An Atlantic City Police Officer is being credited with saving the life of a man who was apparently overdosing on drugs.

The ACPD says around 11:30 last Friday night, Ofc. Nicholas Grasso responded to an apartment in the unit south block of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard for a report of a man overdosing. Upon his arrival, he found a 28-year-old man from Medford unresponsive on the floor of a bathroom.

Using his department issued Naloxone kit, Officer Grasso administered one round of the opioid reversing drug. After the man did not become alert and he did not have a pulse, Officer Grasso began CPR. After several rounds of chest compressions, the man was revived. He regained consciousness a short time later with assistance from responding medical personnel. He was transported to ARMC-City for further evaluation.

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