The Valley remains in the grip of an opioid epidemic. In fact, there have been more than 3,200 possible overdoses since June 15th and in that same time period more than 2,100 doses of the anti-overdose drug Narcan have been administered. It's become the latest weapon in the arensal of law enforcement designed to protect and serve. Peoria Police Officer Paul Hermans says just two months after training their first responders on using narcan it's already been the difference between life and death. "It is very vaulable right now with what's going on with the epidemic. We believe this dose of Narcan saved this person's life" said Officer Hermans. He adds he doesn't want the fear of possible legal repercussions to keep people from calling for help if someone they love is overdosing. "Don't be afraid when the police officers arrive we are there to save people's lives, get people healthy. If there are any law enforcement issues we can deal with that later." The 23 year old man that was saved by the Peoria Police Officers was treated at a hospital and released. But for 426 others since June 15th the opioid overdose proved to be a death sentence.