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Paramedic Is Honored for Helping Save Fiancee

CALVERT COUNTY, Md. — Kelley Smith, a paid paramedic for Charles County and a volunteer in Calvert County, received an award for saving the life of her fiance, Anthony Cooper, …

Paramedic Kelley Smith said she never imagined that when she jumped into an emergency vehicle with her fiance to answer a call in Calvert County in January that the couple would end up in a ditch, surrounded by shattered glass and twisted metal.

The actions Smith took in saving Anthony Cooper’s life following the accident at Route 4 and Cove Point Road earned her a Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems’ 2010 Stars of Life award.