A local Utah Highway Patrol officer saved the life of a motorist on Highway 40 on Monday night. According to UHP Sgt. Kellie Oaks, Trooper Colter Bentley was waved over to help on a motorist assist. A man was laying on the ground that had overdosed on opiates and Trooper Bentley used Narcan to save his life. UHP Lt. Todd Royce explains that UHP officers have been trained to carry Narcan for multiple uses. “Having Narcan helps with both officer safety or with the case like in the Uintah Basin it helps the general public as well.” Officer safety is taken seriously because of the high potency of the opiate Fentanyl that can cause an overdose of an officer just by touching it. “Exposure is dangerous which is why we train our officers,’ shares Lt. Royce, who explains that canine officers can also use the Narcan to save their canines who come in contact with Fentanyl. Most local law enforcement agencies are now equipped with Narcan and are trained to administer it in cases of opiate exposure or overdose.