Mississippi paramedic dies from coronavirus disease, company reports

Published 6:50 am Thursday, April 23, 2020

American Medical Response employees in Southwest Mississippi are mourning the loss of one their own paramedics, who has died from complications due to the COVID-19 virus.

AMR  announced the death of David Martin in a post on social media Wednesday evening.

“Our hearts are heavy as we say goodbye to our friend and colleague David Martin, who lost his fight against COVID-19 today,” the post of Facebook said.

Bennie Boome, AMR Coordinator of Community Relations at the Natchez office said the Southwest Mississippi office was saddened by the news.

Boone said Martin did not work out of the Natchez office, but did work in the Southwest Mississippi coverage area — which includes Wilkinson and Amite counties.

Natchez is the headquarters for the company’s Southwest Mississippi office, Boone said.

Boone said the company will release a statement on Thursday.