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As more drugs laced with deadly and addictive Fentanyl hit the streets, the number of opioid overdose deaths is skyrocketing. Chief Fred Ryan in Arlington, MA and Sergeant William Patterson in East Bridgewater, MA have each equipped and trained their police officers to administer the life-saving NARCAN® and to place people suffering from substance use disorders into treatment instead of arresting them. By re-casting the police as saviors rather than enforcers, they have been able not only to reshape community perception of the police, but to educate residents and police that opioid addiction is a disease not a crime. Chief Ryan and Sergeant Patterson and their officers are preventing overdose deaths and improving the quality of life in the communities they serve.