October 16, 2017

** Alabama ambulance crew fired on at call scene

** Former Kentucky ambulance director arrested for drug offences

UNITED STATES NEWS

** Alabama police in Selma continue to investigate a Friday incident in which a gunman apparently fired on an EMS crew doing a medical check. WSFA (Jonece Starr Dunigan/December 5) said the call involving two Care Ambulance medics saw approximately 8 shots fired at the practitioners. No one was injured in the incident and none of the rounds hit the ambulance. According to the news service, medics were checking a patient’s blood pressure when the bullets started to fly. The providers retreated to the ambulance which then reversed away from the scene. The patient, meanwhile, merely ran away. The city’s district attorney said the EMS help hail was likely bogus and part of some gang initiation ritual. Authorities are now looking to track down the so-called patient for questioning.

** Kentucky police in Scottsdale have arrested a former EMS service director for drug dealing. That is the word from WBKO (December 6) which said John Edward Taylor, who used to work for Allen County Ambulance Service, was arrested under a sealed indictment warrant Monday. According to the news site, Taylor stands accused pf allegedly trading Oxycodone for other prescription narcotics. He also apparently used the company credit card for his own purchases and used the service’s ATM card to withdraw cash for himself. He has been charged with trafficking in a controlled substance 1st degree – 1st offence, unlawful use of a credit card over $500, and theft by unlawful taking over $10,000 but less than $1,000,000. He resigned from his job last December after the investigation into his conduct commenced.

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