Wagner Recognizes National Police Week

May 18, 2016
Press Release

For Immediate Release

Contact: Meghan Burris | (202) 225-1621

Washington, D.C. – In recognition of National Police Week, Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO-02) recently spoke with Detective Casey Lambert of the St. Louis County Police Department to thank her for her work combatting the growing opioid epidemic in our community. Detective Lambert is leading an initiative to raise awareness in St. Louis County, including administering the overdose drug, Naloxone, which stops the effects of heroin overdoses. Since initiating the program in March 2016, Det. Lambert and her team have already saved 10 lives.

“Our law enforcement officers spend their days and nights on the front lines, risking their own lives to protect us,” said Congresswoman Wagner. “As our country faces a growing opioid epidemic, it is the work by Detective Lambert and countless others that will save lives, and keep our neighborhoods safe and drug-free.”

Det. Lambert dedicates her time to raising awareness and educating others on the increased risk of heroin abuse in our local communities. She has met with high school health classes and our local colleges and has presented critical information at rotary clubs, town halls, citizen police academies and neighborhood watch meetings. An additional component of this education and awareness effort, the St. Louis Police Department has run advertisements on various media outlets across the St. Louis region to highlight the increase in opioid and heroin abuse in the area.