University Police Officer Honored for Life-Saving Tactics

filiatrault_sethThe Police Benevolent Association of New York State Law Enforcement (PBA of NYS) has commended the work of SUNY Canton University Police Officer Seth A. Filiatrault following his life-saving intervention at an off-campus residence on November 30.

Filiatrault administered a presumably life-saving dose of Naxolone (also known as Narcan) to an unresponsive victim. Narcan is used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The patient responded to the treatment, which allowed time for medical crews to arrive and provide transport to the hospital.

“Officer Filiatrault and his law enforcement colleagues are to be commended for their professionalism and rapid response, and for reversing a potentially tragic situation,” said PBA of NYS President Peter Barry, who is also the university police officers director.

The PBA of NYS executive director Dan De Federicis added, “State University Police officers were among the first to be trained and equipped with Narcan in New York. The PBA of NYS is proud to represent such professional and well-trained police officers.”

Among the other officers and agencies to assist with the intervention were St. Lawrence County Sheriff’s deputies, Canton Village Police Department and Canton Fire and Rescue.

SUNY Canton University police were among the very first officers trained to use Narcan in St. Lawrence County. University Police Officer John Hudson trained many of the officers from other area agencies on its use.


About SUNY Canton

SUNY Canton is Northern New York’s premier college for career-driven bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees and professional certificate programs. The college delivers quality hands-on programs in engineering technology, health, management and public service and recently received number one rankings in library resources, library services and tutoring services in the SUNY Student Opinion Survey. The college’s faculty members are noted for their professional real-world experience in addition to outstanding academic credentials. SUNY Canton OnLine offers hundreds of flexible and convenient courses as well as ten exclusively online bachelor’s degrees. The college’s 14 athletic teams compete as members of the NCAA Division III.

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