The Concord Police Department announced that an officer who was out on patrol Friday night was flagged down where he found an unresponsive toddler who had been exposed to the opiate fentanyl.
According to police, Officer Khamosh ran toward the vehicle and discovered that a 2-year-old in the back seat had stopped breathing. The officer began life-saving measures including chest compressions and CPR. The baby was unresponsive, and the officer could not find a pulse. As the baby grew pale, the mother revealed that the child “got ahold of some fentanyl” and needed Narcan, a drug used when a person is having an overdose.
Officer Khamosh administered two doses of Narcan and continued CPR. The baby started breathing and gained consciousness. Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and medics arrived and transported the baby to John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center.
The 2-year-old is now recovering at Children’s Hospital Oakland and is under the care of Child and Family Services. The baby’s mother has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and possession of a narcotic.
“We are grateful the baby will survive this ordeal and for Officer Khamosh’s quick thinking,” said Concord Police.
A reminder to our community, that Fentanyl is an extremely dangerous and potent opioid. If you or a loved one needs assistance or support, please contact the Contra Costa Health Services Behavioral Health Access Line at (800) 846-1652.