Community pays respect to fallen EMTs at public memorial service

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A public memorial service honoring two Indianapolis EMTs killed over the weekend took place Wednesday morning.

A procession starting at Indianapolis EMS Headquarters on Georgetown Road began at 9 a.m. and ended at 9:30 a.m., after passing beneath a large American flag draped between two Indianapolis Fire Department ladder trucks on the Butler University campus.

At 10 a.m., the public was invited to attend the Public Safety Memorial Service at Butler University’s Clowes Memorial Hall.

Several public officials spoke at the service, including Mayor Greg Ballard, Lt. Gov. Susan Ellspermann, Sen. Joe Donnelly and Public Safety Director Troy Riggs.

Sen. Donnelly said the memories of 24-year-old Timothy McCormick and 22-year-old Cody Medley will be burned in the hearts of Hoosiers forever.

The two men were killed Saturday, when a car, driven by 21-year-old Jade Hammer, ran a flashing red light and struck the first responders’ ambulance.

“Their calling was saving lives,” said Mayor Ballard. “And they did it well.”

Family and friends of the two victims also spoke to the public, telling emotional stories about their loved ones whose lives were taken too soon.

Watch Fox59 News beginning at 4 p.m. for an inside look into the memorial service.


EMS procession
EMS procession at 38th and Georgetown


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