Scholarship honors medics killed while on duty

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two medics killed in a tragic accident will be forever memorialized with a scholarship. Nearly one year ago 24-year-old Timothy McCormick and 22-year-old Cody Medley were killed when their Indianapolis EMS ambulance collided with a car and flipped.

The McCormick and Medley Memorial Scholarship fund recently handed out its first award. The scholarship will cover full tuition for paramedic classes, estimated to cost at least $6,700. Applicants had to write a 500 word essay explaining why they wanted to become a paramedic. 23-year-old Nicole Hall is the first scholarship recipient.

“I want to make them proud, I want to definitely make their families proud because this is for them, in honor of them,” said Hall.

Criminal charges were not filed in the accident that happened on February 16th of last year. Police indicated that the car went through the light at St. Clair St. and hit the ambulance as it traveled south on Senate.

“I think when 2 people as young and vibrant as Tim and Cody, who are taken violently decades before their time it leaves a void in people’s lives that has to be filled some way and this is the greatest way that you can fill that void by honoring them and by providing a scholarship for future generations to become part of the career that they both chose,” said Leon Bell, IEMS Section Chief of Education.

Anyone wishing to apply for the scholarship must be at least 18 years of age, be a certified EMT and have a high school diploma or GED. More information is available on the IEMS website.

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