Public Safety Blotter Articles

Police Officers Save a Life During a Community Walk Through Homewood

Date: April 21, 2021
Incident Type:
Location: Zone 5

Pittsburgh Police officers from the Community Engagement Office doing a community walk in Homewood were in the right place at the right time on Tuesday, April 20.

At around 4 p.m. officers were flagged down by someone in a vehicle who directed them toward a male who was experiencing a possible overdose on the steps of a house on Frankstown Avenue and N Lang.

Officer Jon Bradford radioed for medics, while Officer Brian Shelton administered three doses of Narcan and Officer Aundre Wright began doing chest compressions until the male regained consciousness.

Firefighters from Engine 17 in Homewood gave him oxygen and put a pulse oximeter on his finger. The patient was conscious and alert when EMS transported him to the hospital.

Great teamwork by all of our Public Safety personnel in saving a life.


Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz