(IEMS Private Timothy McCormick / Specialist Paramedic Cody Medley)
Updated: Sunday, 17 Feb 2013, 2:36 PM EST
Published : Sunday, 17 Feb 2013, 1:43 PM EST
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A press conference was held Sunday afternoon following the deaths of two Indianapolis EMTs.
IEMS Private Timothy McCormick and Specialist Paramedic Cody Medley were involved in an accident early Saturday morning. McCormick passed away Saturday. Sunday morning, it was announced Medley had died as well.
At Sunday's press conference, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Director of Public Safety Troy Riggs and IEMS officials commented on the tragedy.
"Thank you to the citizens for their compassion," Riggs said.
Medley's grandfather, father and stepmother were at the press conference. His father was wearing an EMT fleece jacket.
Sunday morning, Mayor Ballard released the following statement:
"Our community is mourning the loss of Indianapolis EMS Specialist Cody Medley, who passed away due to severe injuries sustained in the major motor vehicle crash that also killed his EMT partner, IEMS Private Timothy McCormick. These first responders were devoted to helping others and risked their own lives to do so every day on the job. We stand by our IEMS family to give them strength in this time of grief."
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