December 11, 2017

Review Category : PNN Daily News

Monday, December 11, 2017

** Texas paramedic hit by drunk driver at MVA scene has leg amputated

** Washington D.C. ambulance hit by gunfire


** A Waco, Texas paramedic is recovering in a Temple hospital after having his leg amputated following an August MVA in which he was struck by a drunk driver. That is the word from KWTX (John Carroll/December 8) which said Rory Barrios underwent the surgery early last week. According to the news service, the procedure comes after doctors attempted 14 different operations to save the leg. It also comes some 4 months after Barrios was severely injured while on the job. Prior to the amputation, Barrios said doctors told him he would be in a wheelchair for life. He is expected to be fitted with a prosthesis to aid his recovery in the coming days.

** Washington D.C. police are investigating after a transfer ambulance was struck by gunfire Friday. The Washington Post (Clarence Williams/Martin Weil/December 8) said the incident, which took place in the city’s southeast, played out as the EMS crew was removing a patient from a building. No one was injured in the attack, but at least one gunshot hole was found in the prehospital rig. There is no word on what might have motivated the shooter or whether or not the shot was random.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

** Winnipeg police arrest two men in ambulance drug theft


** Winnipeg police in Manitoba have arrested two men for allegedly stealing narcotics from a city ambulance parked in a hospital ambulance bay last month. That is the word from CTV News (December 7) which said the pair, who remain in jail, have been tagged with possession for the purpose of trafficking – fentanyl, and possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. According to the newspaper, the duo made off with six vials of fentanyl and midazolam around 3 a.m. on November 27th. Two of the fentanyl vials were recovered along with some methamphetamine. There is no word on the initial court dates for Christopher Lee Tonn, 36, and Gary William Dutka, 44. Along with the above mentioned charges, Tonn has also been charged with meth possession.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

** Baltimore police arrest man in shooting death of volunteer EMT/firefighter


** Maryland police in Baltimore have arrested a firefighter for the November 30th death of an area volunteer EMT/firefighter. That is the word from The Baltimore Sun (Sarah Gantz/Justin Fenton/December 6) which said Norrisville resident Daniel Greene, 35, was charged with first degree murder Tuesday in the death of Jon Hickey, 31. Hickey, whom police found deceased in his home after a wellness check, died from a gunshot wound to the head. According to the newspaper, police have confirmed the killing was a domestic incident but did not detail specifics. Hickey, who had worked EMS for various small services, had just been accepted into the Fire Department’s December recruit class at the time of his death. Greene, meanwhile, worked as a firefighter for Prince George’s County Fire Department between 2002 and 2013.

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