The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office is recognizing a Deputy who saved a man’s life last week. Over the weekend, Deputy Derrick Kearney was dispatched to a call of a man who was unconscious and stopped breathing just as Deputy Kearney arrived. Kearney administered NARCAN and performed CPR on the man until an ambulance arrived. “Deputy Derrick Kearney showed exemplary discretion, professionalism, and decision-making,” shares Sgt. Carl Reilley. “He saved this man’s life with his decision and the availability of having NARCAN.” Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office is among many Uintah Basin law agencies who now have their officers carry NARCAN after being properly trained in its administration. NARCAN can save lives in cases of opioid overdoses. Deputy Kearney was given a letter of appreciation and commendation from his supervisor for his act of saving this man’s life.