Police educate public of growing opioid abuse in the Bronx

MELROSE -

NYPD officers handed out information to citizens Wednesday about the dangers of opioid abuse. 

The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, along with police officers, handed out the information in front of the East 161st Street train station.

The community safety bulletins are meant to inform the public of the growing epidemic of opioid abuse in the city. 

PBA officials say in hot spots like the Bronx, opioid deaths outnumber both traffic related deaths and murder. 

Many officers volunteering to hand out the bulletins say they have had firsthand experience reviving overdose victims with the drug Narcan.

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