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Ohio Sheriff Won't Apologize For Not Having Officers Carry Narcan, Despite Protestors

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HAMILTON, Oh. (WLWT) - Protesters spent hours on High Street in Hamilton Saturday afternoon demanding Butler County sheriff's deputies carry narcan.


Sheriff Richard Jones doubled down, confirming his officers will not carry the drug for the safety reasons. 

“We just want the sheriff to do his job, to protect the people that he serves, the taxpayers that fund him, and the people who put him in office,” said Noah Daughhetee of Indivisible Ohio District 8. 

A couple dozen people from the advocacy group gathered people to spread their message in Hamilton. Several people in the group have loved ones who have overdosed, or lost loved ones to drug overdoses. 

“It's a life, period. Have resources ready for them. If they overdose, have a packet ready,” said Pamela Jones, who lost her brother to an overdose four years ago.

Just this week a fuel truck driver overdosed in Cleves and a male driver overdosed in the middle of I-75 this morning. 

Saturday, truck driver Larry Jaycox came to support Jones, putting a sign on his truck.

“When I'm in this truck, if you're passed out behind the wheel or stopped in the middle of an interstate, 80,000 pounds is going to run you over. Then I have to live with that the rest of my life,” Jaycox said.

“It's really really sad, but narcan's not the answer and I'm not apologizing for anything I say,” Sheriff Jones said.

Jones has gained national attention for his stance on narcan, but several other police departments in Butler County also don’t carry the drug.

Many departments like Middletown, Hamilton and West Chester have their firefighters and EMT’s equipped with narcan, and respond to overdose calls with officers, 

“Isn't the issue the people that are dying and are doing these drugs and our politicians and our government does nothing,” Jones said.

Jones plans to meet with local clergy next week to discuss the opioid epidemic and find ways to fight back that do not involve narcan.

To watch the full video from WLWT click here.

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