ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)–Tuesday at the state’s 19th annual emergency medical services memorial ceremony eight EMS workers, who died as a result of injuries or illness incurred in the line of duty, were honored.
The honoree’s were added to the state’s tree of life memorial joining more than one hundred other names.
Gov. Kathy Hochul said their service will never be forgotten.
Gov. Hochul also issued a proclamation to recognize May 21 through May 27 as emergency medical services week.
Rosemarie Chatterton, wife of honoree Richard Chatterton, said her husband loved working for EMS.
Following the ceremony, family members and fellow EMS workers laid flowers on the memorial