Thursday, July 6, 2017

News from PBSO District 14, the City of Lake Worth. And a video that “hits hard” is below.

The sad news from Cpt. Todd Baer:

“Unfortunately, the upward trend [of heroin overdose cases] has continued and June 2017 set a new record for total overdoses within Lake Worth. We will continue to do what we have been doing to combat this epidemic.”

Click on image to enlarge:
Average deaths per month  =  7; average revives per month  =  44; average total cases per month  =  50; total cases past 12 months  =  592.

August 17th, 2016:

“Lake Worth Mayor Pam Triolo didn’t hold back last August (video below) following the proclamation: ‘Item 5B: Proclamation declaring August 31, 2016 as Overdose Awareness Day’. At the 1:50 mark she finishes reading the prepared words, pauses, and then has her thoughts. To say it hits hard is an understatement.
     I was there taking this video and you could feel the emotion in the room.
     Please share this video with your friends, family, and neighbors. Send the video to people up North who may believe they’re sending family members to Florida for treatment of addictions. It’s not always the case. Many of them will never return home.

“Stop sending your children and your loved ones to South Florida because we’re sending them back in body bags.”
 —Lake Worth Commissioner Andy Amoroso quoted in radio interview by WLRN reporter Peter Haden, June 1st, 2017.