Memorial Service Planned for Indianapolis Ambulance Crew

Medley and McCormick were killed when a car struck their ambulance


 
 

| Monday, February 18, 2013


VIDEOS

Multimedia Thumb

Coworkers Remember Indianapolis EMT and Paramedic

Loss of McCormick and Medley is personal for many.
more >


Multimedia Thumb

Young Victims of Indianapolis Ambulance Crash Remembered

Joint memorial service planned for Wednesday.
more >


Multimedia Thumb

1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Crash Involving Ambulance, Car

The ambulance rolled onto its side and slid into a parked vehicle.
more >





INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two young medics who died over the weekend in downtown Indianapolis will be remembered Wednesday at a memorial service honoring their public-safety contributions.

JEMS Fatal Indianapolis Ambulance Crash

The cause of Saturday's collision that killed Cody Medley, 22, and Tim McCormick, 24, remains under investigation.

Police said a 21-year-old woman who was driving the car that hit Medley and McCormick's ambulance was released following a routine blood-alcohol test. Police were awaiting the results of that test.

The memorial at Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall will give the local public safety community and the public a chance to reflect on the lives of the medics, said Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services spokesman Todd Harper.

"The entire public safety community wants to recognize these guys, what they've done and what they've meant to EMS and the entire community," Harper said Monday.

At a Sunday news conference, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard said the city is in "uncharted territory," alluding to the fact that the deaths represent the first known line-of-duty deaths of emergency services workers in Indianapolis history. Ballard announced Monday that he was postponing the annual State of the City address scheduled for Tuesday because of the deaths. Ballard now plans to give the speech on March 8.

McCormick, who lived in Greenwood south of Indianapolis, is scheduled to be buried Tuesday following a funeral mass in Indianapolis.

Funeral arrangements were still incomplete Monday for Medley, who lived in Indianapolis.

McCormick was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash early Saturday several blocks north of the Indiana Statehouse. Medley died early Sunday from his injuries.

Police said the ambulance had the right of way at the intersection where the collision occurred and both medics were wearing seatbelts.

WRTV-TV reported Monday that fellow members of Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services have created a petition seeking to ask the City-County Council to rename two streets near the intersection for the men.

Medley, who went to high school in Scranton, Pa., joined Indianapolis EMS in 2010 after serving as a firefighter in Sunman, Ind.

"His friends and colleagues describe him as a fun and outgoing man, who enjoyed his job greatly," said Indianapolis EMS Chief Charles Miramonti.

McCormick, 24, was originally from New York state and attended St. Lawrence University and IUPUI.

"Tim was a heroic provider, but he was also a wonderful colleague and friend to us all," Miramonti said.

Leon Bell, who taught Medley in a paramedic class, told The Indianapolis Star the deaths had taken a toll on him and his co-workers. He said they're struggling with the sudden loss of two talented young men who had promising careers.

"Suddenly, a person who you've had coffee with, you've had breakfast with, is no longer there," Bell said. "It creates a void in your consciousness, and I think that's what people are dealing with. Cody will live on in our hearts and lives, but how do I fill the void?"

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Coworkers Remember Indianapolis EMT and Paramedic



Young Victims of Indianapolis Ambulance Crash Remembered



1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Crash Involving Ambulance, Car



One EMT Killed, Another in Critical Condition after Crash


Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, Indianapolis EMS, EMS LODD

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS





 

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Progress

Follow in the footsteps of these inspirational leaders of EMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

PulsePoint PSA, San Diego

App will allow trained San Diego residents to respond to nearby cardiac arrest c
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

California Beach Lightning Strike MCI

More than a dozen injured in Venice Beach lighting strike.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

New Item on Iowa Helicopter Helps Save Patient’s Life

Supply of blood recently added to LifeFlight helicopter.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Shooting Inside Pennsylvania Hospital

Early reports of one person dead in Darby hospital.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

The AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher Conversion Kit - EMS Today 2013

AmbuBus®, Bus Stretcher all-hazards preparedness & response tool
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

VividTrac offered by Vivid Medical - EMS Today 2013

VividTrac, affordable high performance video intubation device.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >