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Rep. Dan Forestal, Indiana House honor fallen EMS workers

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For immediate release:
Feb. 21, 2013

 

INDIANAPOLIS - State Rep. Dan Forestal (D-Indianapolis) today led the Indiana House of Representatives in memorializing fallen Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers Timothy McCormick and Cody Medley with a House Resolution.

[Listen to audio of Rep. Forestal discussing what an honor he felt it was to lead the Indiana House of Representatives in passing this resolution.]

McCormick and Medley had just left Methodist Hospital when their ambulance was hit by a car on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013. The ambulance tipped over and collided with a parked car, causing fatal injuries to the two EMTs. They were the first EMS workers in Indianapolis to die in line of duty.

“These men served Indianapolis with bravery and compassion,” said Forestal. “I’m honored to lead the General Assembly in memorializing them with a House Resolution. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of Timothy McCormick and Cody Medley, and we want to express our gratitude to the men and women who serve as EMTs throughout the state of Indiana.”

McCormick, 24, was deeply invested in the Indianapolis community, serving the Indianapolis EMS team for the last three years as a professional Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). McCormick also was an Eagle Scout and college student.

Medley, 22, went to high school in Scranton, Pennsylvania, where he earned his firefighter certification at the Sunman Fire Department. The fire department recognized him as someone who would have had a great career. He was then hired as a paramedic in Indianapolis—serving the people of the community when they needed it most.

“It is important that we take time to honor EMTs who selflessly serve Indiana communities every day,” said Forestal. “Timothy McCormick and Cody Medley now rank among Indiana’s fallen heroes, and we thank them for their service.”

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