April 26, 2018

** Alleged killer of New York EMT has next court date set

** Wisconsin paramedic/firefighter dies suddenly after work shift

UNITED STATES NEWS

** April 13th has been set as the next court date for a man accused of killing a New York EMT last year. That is the word from News 12 The Bronx (April 3) which said Jose Gonzalez, 25, appeared before a judge Monday. According to the news site, Gonzalez stands accused of running down Yadira Arroyo, 44, with her own ambulance. He was allegedly high on drugs at the time. Gonzalez had been charged with murder, manslaughter, and robbery. Arroyo, meanwhile, who had worked EMS for 14 years, left five children behind.

** A memorial service is planned for Friday in Madison, Wisconsin for a paramedic/firefighter who died suddenly Sunday following his work shift. The Wisconsin State Journal (Bill Novak/April 3) said Richard Garner, 29, collapsed while in Mount Pleasant. According to the newspaper, Garner, who is originally from Pasadena, California, will be buried in that state. Working for the fire department since 2012, be had only been a paramedic since last year. He was remembered by colleagues as someone passionate about his job, as well as a man dedicated to helping underprivileged youth.

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