** Ontario medic laid to rest after dying following domestic incident
** UK paramedic trainee jailed on drug charges
** Funeral services were held Tuesday for Chatham-Kent, Ontario ambulance chief Shawn Davis, 52, who died at home last Wednesday. CTV News (August 2) said the commemoration saw paramedics from across the province attend, as well as Windsor police and fire personnel. According to the news site, Davis’ death is still under investigation by the Ontario Special Investigations Unit. Police were called to Davis’ home around midnight for a domestic disturbance. When they entered the home some 7 hours later, they found Davis’ body inside. Essex-Windsor EMS Chief Bruce Krauter said Davis was methodical and compassionate in his work. He was also a strong advocate for fellow paramedics.
UNITED KINGDOM NEWS
** A trainee paramedic from Leeds will spend the next 30 months in jail after being convicted of dealing cocaine to feed his drug habit. The Yorkshire Evening Post (August 2) said Mohammed Javeed, 25, was arrested January 7 after receiving a delivery of 2,000 pounds worth of the drug. According to the newspaper, Javeed, who is married, was with his girlfriend at the time. Court heard Javeed acted as the dealer for a suspected 100 people. At the time of his arrest, he was no longer working EMS due to his addiction problems. Javeed’s girlfriend, meanwhile, was given a 12 month jail sentence, suspended for 18 months.