Published: Sun, March 19, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Slain EMT Was a Mother of Five Who Loved Her Job

Slain EMT Was a Mother of Five Who Loved Her Job

Gonzalez's most recent arrest was on February 25, when he was charged with criminal mischief for kicking out the window of a marked police van.

Police said the EMT had stopped her ambulance in the Bronx at around 7 p.m. when a bystander flagged her down and said someone was being robbed.

"We know our EMTs are fearless".

Jose Gonzalez appeared in court Friday.

The ambulance then moved forward. She is in stable condition, according to police.

Arroyo reportedly grabbed onto the ambulance and was dragged. He says he's innocent.

After the ceremony, Arroyo's station commander, FDNY Capt. Joseph Jefferson, remembered her as a dedicated member of the department.

She was the mother of several children and was dating and FDNY paramedic. "My prayers go out to her and her family".

Yadira Arroyo was killed Thursday.

"Saving lives and caring for New Yorkers was her calling", the NYPD said in a tweet.

"They got out to see what has happening", Nigro said.

Salazar says the 44-year-old victim loved her job.

Arroyo's brother also became an EMT because of her.

A man stole an ambulance from two EMT workers Thursday evening, then drove into them - killing one and leaving the other hospitalized at Jacobi Medical Center.

In addition to three counts of murder, Gonzalez is charged with grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs. The 25-year-old told reporters he did nothing wrong. He dove inside the ambulance and fought the FDNY medic's partner, Monique Williams, 31, for control of the wheel.

"She was screaming, 'my partner, my partner!' She was screaming hysterically". He kept going backwards, hitting two occupied cars, a 2014 Honda Pilot and a 2007 Toyota Camry. Video posted on Twitter captured the gruesome scene and showed the partner weeping over her fallen colleague. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

It wasn't immediately clear if Gonzalez had retained an attorney who could comment on the allegations. He put the rig in reverse and knocked her to the ground. At the Bronx courthouse, his defense lawyer said, "Mr. Gonzalez is severely mentally ill". MTA K-9 Officer Danny McCabe just happened to be walking along the same street where the tragic fatal carjacking occurred.

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