WATCH: Seminole County officers save three near death, win awards

Three Seminole County deputies are being recognized for their heroism.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody presented the deputies with the Back the Blue award for their actions last year.

Lieutenant Dwayne Kvalheim and Deputies James Hennessey and Caitlin Henry used Narcan to revive three people found unconscious due to a drug overdose.

"I've never responded to one where there's three people and they're laid out, completely unresponsive, turning blue, the color leaving their faces. It's scary," said Deputy Henry.

“Typically when you administer the Narcan, you get that deep breath. You see the results right away. That didn’t happen this time,” adds Deputy Hennessey.

Each of the victims needed multiple doses of Narcan to be revived.

Officer Henry later found the bag containing the drug - what the victims thought was cocaine - was actually laced with deadly fentanyl.

Sheriff Dennis Lemma says what happened that day is just one example of the work his officers do every day.

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