EMS Pilot Mark Woodcock died after a battle with COVID-19 contracted in the line of duty.
Bush Volunteer Fire Department
Ernest “E.R.” Rudder died in the line of duty as a result of COVID-19.
Middlesboro Fire Department
Paramedic Hartley died from complications of COVID-19 contracted in the line of duty.
Henderson City-County Rescue Squad
Chief Bryant died from complications of COVID-19 contracted in the line of duty.
Kenneth died in the line of duty as a result of a medical event.
Michael Arrasmith died at his residence from a heart attack a few hours after responding to an emergency call and making a lengthy emergency transport.
John Mackey gave his life in the line of duty when he succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when he was struck by a car while surveying damage to his ambulance after being involved in a minor crash.
The Air Evac Lifeteam crew was returning to their Manchester landing base when the helicopter crashed. Pilot Eddy Sizemore, Flight Nurse Jesse Jones, and Herman Lee Dobbs perished in the accident.
As the Air Evac crew was returning from a mission, their helicopter crashed before reaching their destination. Jesse, his pilot Eddy Sizemore, and flight medic Herman Dobbs were all killed in the tragic accident.
The Air Evac Lifeteam crew was returning to their Manchester base after transferring a patient to Saint Joseph London in Laurel County when the helicopter crashed. Pilot Eddy Sizemore, Flight Nurse Jesse Jones, and Flight Paramedic Herman "Lee" Dobbs perished in the accident.
Chris Hall was returning home from the Garrard County EMS station, about five miles away, when he was killed in a single-car accident.
Clinton-Hickman County EMS
Brad Haugh returned from an emergency call when he started experiencing chest pains. He was taken to Three Rivers Hospital in Waverly, Tennessee, where he later succumbed to heart failure.
MedCorp, Inc./Nicholas County EMS
He was involved in a single-vehicle accident while undertaking the duty of "proper attendance of death." He had just visited the family of a fallen firefighter who had been killed earlier in the week.
City of Paintsville Fire-Rescue-EMS
Christa Burchett had responded to an accident. She and her pregnant patient stood in the doorway of the rear of the ambulance when they were hit and killed after a vehicle lost control in the icey weather.
Appalachian First Response Ambulance
EMT Castle died from a myocardial infarction believed to be tied directly to her medical condition resulting from an ambulance crash.
Lexington Fire Department
Brenda, along with other crewmembers, arrived at the scene of a shooting. She was undergoing patient assessment when the shooter came back and shot her twice. She was removed from the scene, and taken to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Allen's Ambulance Service
Following routine discussion regarding a call crews had just returned from, Hunter had restocked his ambulance, then told his team members he was going to lie down. During his rest, another emergency call for help came in. John was on the phone with that call when his co-workers heard the phone drop. Checking to see what had happened, they found John was in cardiac arrest. An all-out effort to revive John was made by his rescue team members. He was immediately transported to Middle Kentucky River Medical Center where it was determined John had died.
Brian Jennemann lost his life after a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis, a rare form of the disease. He had suddenly become ill while on the job and the next day did not report to work. That same day he was transported to the University of Louisville Hospital, where the following day he succumbed to the deadly disease.
Sandy Shepherd lost her life while attending a patient in the back of an ambulance. The emergency crew was performing a routine patient transport when the ambulance was struck head-on by an out of control vehicle driven by a drunk driver. Suffering from blunt trauma, Ms. Shepherd was taken to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where she died later that day from her injuries.
Univeristy of Kentucky Air Medical Service
The helicopter Don Greene served as co-pilot on went down in dense fog shortly after take-off from Julian Carroll Airport in Jackson, Kentucky. He and three others were on their way home to Lexington following a quiet work day.
Univeristy of Kentucky Air Medical Service
Brian Harden was killed along with three other crew members in a helicopter crash, on a tree-covered, yet rocky, mountainside. After a quiet day, the four crew members were heading for home when their helicopter ambulance slammed into a Breathitt County hillside in dense fog.
University of Kentucky Air Medical Service
Ernest Jones was killed when the helicopter he was flying crashed in dense fog on a rugged hillside in Breathitt County. He, and three associates were headed home after a quiet day of work in Jackson, Kentucky.
Univerisity of Kentucky Air Medical Service
After a quiet day of work in Jackson, the four were headed back to UK Hospital in Lexington. Their helicopter ambulance crashed just minutes after liftoff in dense fog killing Zellers and her three crewmates.
USA MEDDAC/Blanchfield Army Hospital Ambulance Service
While he was on duty, he was talking to another emergency medical service provider when he suffered cardiac arrest. He died of heart failure.
Hearne Ambulance Service
Mike Carpenter was killed in an accident while transporting a patient to Mary Chiles Hospital in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.
Caldwell County Rescue Squad
Roxanna had worked a shift at Central Dispatch the night before and was home with family members, when she heard a call to an accident. She was responding to give her help when she fell unconscious. Roxanna passed away shortly after 10 a.m. at Caldwell County Hospital from a pulmonary embolism.
Compton died of an apparent heart attack while on duty driving the ambulance.
Mt. Washington Volunteer Fire Dept.
Firefighter Allgood was killed when a vehicle struck the rear of the pumper at 85 mph where he and two other firefighters were riding. The other vehicle was being owned and operated by another firefighter responding to the same accident.
James and his partner were making a routine patient transport when they hit a coal truck head-on. All occupants lost their lives.
Johnnie and his partner were making a routine patient transport when their ambulance hit a coal truck head-on. All occupants lost their lives.