The former IEMS partners of Private Tim McCormick and Specialist Cody Medley shared their memories of the two men, saying they hope the community will come to know both of them.
“(Cody) was always just outgoing, ready to get things done,” said Specialist Kyle Thomas, Medley’s EMS partner.
“Timmy was an angel, he was amazing,” said Staff Seargent Val Thomas, McCormick’s EMS partner.
The two remembered their friends and co-workers as fun loving, always playing pranks on each other. Thomas said McCormick was planning to take more classes to become a paramedic.
“He was like a little brother to me,” Thomas said.
Thomas started at IEMS in the summer of 2010 with both men. He said that he wanted people to remember his friends as hard workers who cared about their jobs and loved to go to work every day.
“(They) really wanted to help people and just try and make a difference,” Thomas said.
Both Thomas and Powers said that they were still shocked by what happened and that working shifts since the accident has been especially hard. They said that the support from fellow public safety members and messages from the community have helped all of IEMS to cope with the losses.