September 30, 2020


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

** Former Georgia police officer sentenced to life for murdering paramedic girlfriend


** A former Georgia police officer from Columbus has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his paramedic lover on May 31st of last year. That is the word from WRBL (Chuck Williams/September 28) which said William Talley, 52,  pleaded guilty Monday to killing Kelly Levinsohn, 44. According to the newspaper, Levinsohn, who worked for Care Ambulance, died from a gunshot wound to the head while at her home. Police say following the shooting, Talley removed Levinsohn from the locale and put her in her truck. He then crashed the vehicle while exiting the I-185. A police standoff ensued, with Talley threatening to kill himself. In March 2018, a prior domestic incident involving the pair resulted in Talley earning a one day suspension. Along with the above mentioned charge, Talley also pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is not eligible for parole for 30 years.

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Calgary, Alberta – Why Calgary opposes EMS dispatch change

Calgary, Alberta – PTSD, trauma among first responders focus of new Alberta retreat

Hamilton, Ontario – Paramedics hope to reach 6 times as many at risk residents through mobile flu shot clinics

Elliot Lake, Ontario – Charges laid after backpack stolen from paramedic vehicle

New York, New York – EMS dispatch gets modernized by debuting text to 911 messages

Northern Territory, Australia – Ambulance smashed while patient is being cared for

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Monday, September 28, 2020

** NY EMT arrested, charged after stealing and using coronavirus patient’s credit card


** A New York EMT from Staten Island was arraigned Friday on charges involving stealing and using the credit card of a coronavirus patient. That is the word from the New York Daily News (Thomas Tracy/September 25) which said Firuz Barotov, 19, who worked for Primary Care Ambulance at the time, has been fired but is now out on bail. According to the newspaper, he was arrested May 21st, one month after the theft. Police say he used the card several times over a few weeks, racking up $950 in charges at places like 7-Elevens, Shell gas stations, a restaurant, Dunkin’ Donuts, and other locales. Barotov told police he quit using the card and threw it away after feeling guilty. There is no word on his next court date.

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