Indianapolis EMS Grieves for Fallen Comrade

  • Posted: February 16, 2013

Indianapolis, February 16, 2013 – Indianapolis EMS (IEMS) is deeply saddened to announce that one IEMS provider has lost his life and one is in critical condition after a major motor vehicle collision earlier this morning.

At approximately 3:37 a.m., IEMS Medic 50 was involved in a serious accident at the corner of Senate Ave. and St. Clair St. in downtown Indianapolis.

IEMS Private Timothy C. McCormick, an EMT, passed away at Wishard Hospital this morning due to severe injuries.

Tim, 24, joined the IEMS team in June 2010. He was originally from New York state. He was a compassionate provider who was involved in community outreach efforts for IEMS and participated in many health fairs educating the public on CPR. Tim lived in Greenwood. He trained as an EMT in New York and had recently attended IUPUI. He was an Eagle Scout. A second IEMS crew member remains in critical condition at Wishard Hospital.

“The entire Indianapolis EMS family is deeply saddened by the news of our fallen brother. Tim was a heroic provider, but he was also a wonderful colleague and friend to us all,” said Dr. Charles Miramonti, chief of Indianapolis EMS. “While I am overcome with grief, I am equally overwhelmed by my pride in the actions of our crews on the scene and the tremendous outpouring of support from our Department of Public Safety family, our Health and Hospital Corporation and Wishard family, and the entire community for our fallen colleague.”

“While serving the citizens of Indianapolis, the Department of Public Safety family lost one of its finest early this morning and another remains in the hospital with grave injuries,” said Troy Riggs, director of the City of Indianapolis Department of Public Safety. “I call upon the citizens of our city to remember them, their families, and the first responders in their thoughts and prayers.”

Multiple resources are being made available to IEMS staff through the Department of Public Safety, Midtown Mental Health Center’s crisis support team and the IEMS Employee Assistance Program.