Texas EMS Hall of Honor

The Texas Department of State Health Services honors emergency medical services personnel who lost their lives while on EMS duty with the Texas EMS Hall of Honor memorial. The plaques permanently hang at the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin at the EMS central offices, 8407 Wall Street. Individuals are inducted into the Texas EMS Hall of Honor at the Texas EMS Conference in November of each year. View the list of Texas EMS Hall of Honor Inductees.

To submit a nominee for placement in the Texas EMS Hall of Honor the Line of Duty Death Notification for EMS Personnel form must be completed and submitted on or before August 31st. Any nomination received after August 31st will be considered for the subsequent year's Texas EMS Hall of Honor service. Due to the preparatory time required for the Texas EMS Hall of Honor service, there will be no exceptions made to this policy..

Instructions for Submitting a Line of Duty Death Notification for EMS Personnel Form

The nominee must:

  • Hold current individual Texas EMS certification or licensure;
  • Have no pending  disciplinary actions;
  • Have been performing EMS duties at the time of death (i.e., transporting patients, treating patients, and may include attending meetings, public appearances or other related functions which may include medical helicopter or airplane pilot);
  • Have followed established safety regulations, local protocols and standard operating procedures; and
  • Be approved by the DSHS Office of EMS and Trauma Systems Coordination.


For information on the National EMS Memorial Service;

National EMS Memorial Service
2910 North Powers Blvd.  #119
Colorado Springs, CO  80922-2818
Phone: 719-286-0299
Email: info@nemsms.org

For information on EMS Provider Federal Death Benefits;

Public Safety Officers Benefits Act
United States Department of Justice
Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program Bureau of Justice Assistance
810 Seventh Street, NW
Washington, DC 20531
Phone: 202-307-0635; Toll free: 888-744-6513; Fax: 202-514-5956
Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/
E-mail: AskPSOB@usdoj.gov  

For information on Texas Line of Duty Death Response Team;

Texas Line of Duty Death Response Team
PO Box 925
Friendswood, TX 77546
Phone: 832-757-1499
Website:
http://texasloddtaskforce.com/
Email: wendy@texasloddtaskforce.com


 

 

Texas EMS Hall of Honor Inductees
Steven James Taylor James Simpson Mary Beck

EMT-Special Skills
June 23, 1981
Nacogdoches County Hospital District EMS
Ambulance crash

ECA
November 29, 1984
Willacy County EMS
Responding to a motor vehicle crash  

EMT-Paramedic
July 29, 1987
Bryan Fire Department
Motor vehicle crash  

Glenn R. James James Ed Thomas Jeanne Lackey

EMT-Paramedic
September 1, 1988
El Paso EMS
Struck by drunk driver while at motor vehicle crash   

EMT-Paramedic
May 31, 1988
Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
During resuscitation of patient in contact with downed   
electrical wire

RN, EMT-Paramedic
February 13, 1989
Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
Helicopter crash

Gerald Morgan Sr. Kathryn Ohnheiser Mark Beck

EMS Pilot
February 13, 1989
Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
Helicopter crash

RN, EMT
February 13, 1989
Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
Helicopter crash

EMT-Paramedic
July 24, 1991
Lubbock EMS
During patient transport

Larry Wright Barry Allen Lawrence Brett Alan Martens

EMT
April 29, 1992
Redwater-Maud Volunteer EMS
Toxic inhalation during rescue attempt

RN
February 10, 1994
Critical Air Medicine, San Antonio
Airplane crash

EMS Pilot
February 10, 1994
Critical Air Medicine, San Antonio
Airplane crash

William Drake Smith Kimberly Annette Neal Debbie Marie Samson

RN
March 16, 1994
Critical Air Medicine, San Antonio
Airplane crash

EMT, EMT-Paramedic student
June 13, 1994
Mother Frances Hospital
Hit and run crash while enroute to paramedic class

EMT
May 12, 1995
Hull-Daisetta EMS
Ambulance crash

Danial Tharp Deanene (Dee) Seago Vicente Antonio Martinez

EMT-Paramedic
September 13, 1997
Rockwall EMS
Motor vehicle crash

EMT-Paramedic
May 1, 1998
Williams Medic-Aid, Orange County Ambulance
Ambulance crash

Pilot
June 5, 1998
Valley AirCare
Helicopter crash

Carlos De La Fuente Brenda Leinweber Steve Tippens

EMT-Paramedic, RN
June 5, 1998
Valley AirCare
Helicopter crash

EMT-Paramedic, Instructor
June 5, 1998
Valley AirCare
Helicopter crash

EMT
December 9, 1998
Etoile Volunteer Fire Department
Motor vehicle crash

Charles "Mac" Atteberry Lynn Ethridge John Pittman

Licensed Paramedic
July 17, 1999
Hermann Hospital LifeFlight
Helicopter crash

RN, EMT-Paramedic
July 17, 1999
Hermann Hospital LifeFlight
Helicopter crash

Pilot
July 17, 1999
Hermann Hospital LifeFlight
Helicopter crash

William Bethune James M. Dunham Chester "Chip" Ray Pierce, Jr.

EMT
October 15, 1999
Texas City Fire Department
Fire engine crash

EMT
November 18, 1999
Saint Jo Volunteer Fire-EMS
Cardiac arrest while extricating patient

EMT-Paramedic
January 1, 2000
Medic One Ambulance
Ambulance crash

Terry Alan Griffith Ed Sanneman Lauren Eileen Stone

EMT-Paramedic
March 10, 2000
Northwest Texas Healthcare System LifeStar
Helicopter crash

Pilot
March 10, 2000
Northwest Texas Healthcare System LifeStar
Helicopter crash

RN, EMT-Paramedic
March 10, 2000
Northwest Texas Healthcare System LifeStar
Helicopter crash

Curtis James Davidson Miguel Angel Morales September 11, 2001

EMT-Paramedic
March 24, 2000
NorthStar EMS, Houston
Ambulance crash

EMT
March 1, 2001
ACT Ambulance, Edcouch-Elsa
Respiratory failure

To the fallen emergency response personnel

James E. Taylor Raymond B. Davis Paul Lujan

EMT-I
January 19, 2003
Bonham Fire Department
Ambulance crash

EMT-Paramedic
September 18, 2003
Lubbock EMS
Cardiac arrest on duty

EMT-Paramedic
March 21, 2004
CareStar EMS
Helicopter crash

Mickey Price Marco Villalobos Christopher Clingan

Pilot
March 21, 2004
CareStar EMS
Helicopter crash

Licensed Paramedic
October 24, 2004
El Paso Fire Department
Fixed-wing medical transport crash

EMT-Paramedic
February 19, 2005
Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance/Train crash

Joe Alvarez, Jr. Eric Hanson Raul Garcia Jr.

Licensed Paramedic
September 13, 2006
East Texas Medical Center EMS
Ambulance crash

Licensed Paramedic
October 10, 2006
Marble Falls Area EMS
Ambulance crash

RN
February 5, 2008
Valley Air Care
Helicopter crash

Robert Goss Michael T. Sanchez Jana Bishop

Pilot
February 5, 2008
Valley Air Care
Helicopter crash

EMT-Paramedic
February 5, 2008
Valley Air Care
Helicopter crash

Licensed Paramedic/RN
June 8, 2008
PHI, Inc
Helicopter crash

Stephanie Waters Wayne Kirby Larry Feagin

EMT-Paramedic
June 8, 2008
PHI, Inc
Helicopter crash

Pilot
June 8, 2008
PHI, Inc
Helicopter crash

EMT-Paramedic
August 13, 2009
Gemini Ambulance
Cardiac arrest on duty

Anthony Archuleta William Montgomery John Sutter

EMT-Paramedic
February 5, 2010
Southwest MedEvac
Helicopter crash

Pilot
February 5, 2010
Southwest MedEvac
Helicopter crash

EMT-Paramedic
February 5, 2010
Southwest MedEvac
Helicopter crash

Ted Caffarel Tracy Chambers Sharon Falkner

Pilot
July 4, 2010
Air Ambulance STAT
Helicopter crash

Licensed Paramedic
July 4, 2010
Air Ambulance STAT
Helicopter crash

EMT-Paramedic
July 4, 2010
Air Ambulance STAT
Helicopter crash

Casey Lee Steenland Michael Hatley Michael Steffen

EMT
August 13, 2010
Champion Ambulance Service
Carbon monoxide poisoning

EMT
December 25, 2011
East Texas Medical Center EMS
Massive hemorrhagic stroke.

ECA
March 12, 2012
Northern Hudspeth County EMS
Car crash while responding to call.

Derek Brewster Mark Mirelez   Kevin Clay Caldwell

EMT-P
July 11, 2013
Pampa EMS and Boys Ranch
Car crash while on duty

EMT-P
March 5, 2013
City of Robstown EMS
Sudden illness while on duty

EMT-P
July 11, 2013
Haskell County EMS
Cardiac arrest while on duty

Raymond Allison

Monica Chavez

Taurean Summers

LP
February 11, 2014
Sterling County EMS
Ambulance crash during transport

RN
August 27, 2014
Elite Medical Transport
Airplane crash while transporting patient

LP
August 27, 2014
Elite Medical Transport
Airplane crash while transporting patient

Juan Martinez

Michael Howard Erasmus (Johan) van de Colff

Pilot
August 27, 2014
Elite Medical Transport
Airplane crash while transporting patient

EMT-P, Instructor
September 13, 2014
Jewett EMS
Cardiac arrest during transport
LP
October 22, 2014
AirEvac Lifetream
Helicopter Crash
Kristin McLain Daniel Hampton Scott P. Deem

Flight Nurse
April 27, 2015
Travis County STAR Flight
Fall from helicopter during transport

EMT
September 18, 2015

Jewett EMS
Ambulance crash

LP
February 23, 2017 

San Antonio Fire Department
Fire response

William C. Ringer
  
LP
February 23, 2017 
Liberty County Emergency Medical Services Inc.
Cardiac arrest while on duty
  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The Texas Department of State Health Services honors emergency medical services personnel who lost their lives while on EMS duty with the Texas EMS Hall of Honor memorial. The plaques permanently hang at the Texas Department of State Health Services in Austin at the EMS central offices, 8407 Wall Street. Individuals are inducted into the Texas EMS Hall of Honor at the Texas EMS Conference in November of each year. View the list of Texas EMS Hall of Honor Inductees.

    To submit a nominee for placement in the Texas EMS Hall of Honor the Line of Duty Death Notification for EMS Personnel form must be completed and submitted on or before August 31st. Any nomination received after August 31st will be considered for the subsequent year's Texas EMS Hall of Honor service. Due to the preparatory time required for the Texas EMS Hall of Honor service, there will be no exceptions made to this policy..

    Instructions for Submitting a Line of Duty Death Notification for EMS Personnel Form

    The nominee must:

    • Hold current individual Texas EMS certification or licensure;
    • Have no pending  disciplinary actions;
    • Have been performing EMS duties at the time of death (i.e., transporting patients, treating patients, and may include attending meetings, public appearances or other related functions which may include medical helicopter or airplane pilot);
    • Have followed established safety regulations, local protocols and standard operating procedures; and
    • Be approved by the DSHS Office of EMS and Trauma Systems Coordination.


    For information on the National EMS Memorial Service;

    National EMS Memorial Service
    2910 North Powers Blvd.  #119
    Colorado Springs, CO  80922-2818
    Phone: 719-286-0299
    Email: info@nemsms.org

    For information on EMS Provider Federal Death Benefits;

    Public Safety Officers Benefits Act
    United States Department of Justice
    Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program Bureau of Justice Assistance
    810 Seventh Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20531
    Phone: 202-307-0635; Toll free: 888-744-6513; Fax: 202-514-5956
    Website: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/
    E-mail: AskPSOB@usdoj.gov  

    For information on Texas Line of Duty Death Response Team;

    Texas Line of Duty Death Response Team
    PO Box 925
    Friendswood, TX 77546
    Phone: 832-757-1499
    Website:
    http://texasloddtaskforce.com/
    Email: wendy@texasloddtaskforce.com


     

     

    Texas EMS Hall of Honor Inductees
    Steven James Taylor James Simpson Mary Beck

    EMT-Special Skills
    June 23, 1981
    Nacogdoches County Hospital District EMS
    Ambulance crash

    ECA
    November 29, 1984
    Willacy County EMS
    Responding to a motor vehicle crash  

    EMT-Paramedic
    July 29, 1987
    Bryan Fire Department
    Motor vehicle crash  

    Glenn R. James James Ed Thomas Jeanne Lackey

    EMT-Paramedic
    September 1, 1988
    El Paso EMS
    Struck by drunk driver while at motor vehicle crash   

    EMT-Paramedic
    May 31, 1988
    Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
    During resuscitation of patient in contact with downed   
    electrical wire

    RN, EMT-Paramedic
    February 13, 1989
    Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
    Helicopter crash

    Gerald Morgan Sr. Kathryn Ohnheiser Mark Beck

    EMS Pilot
    February 13, 1989
    Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
    Helicopter crash

    RN, EMT
    February 13, 1989
    Mother Frances Hospital Flight for Life
    Helicopter crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    July 24, 1991
    Lubbock EMS
    During patient transport

    Larry Wright Barry Allen Lawrence Brett Alan Martens

    EMT
    April 29, 1992
    Redwater-Maud Volunteer EMS
    Toxic inhalation during rescue attempt

    RN
    February 10, 1994
    Critical Air Medicine, San Antonio
    Airplane crash

    EMS Pilot
    February 10, 1994
    Critical Air Medicine, San Antonio
    Airplane crash

    William Drake Smith Kimberly Annette Neal Debbie Marie Samson

    RN
    March 16, 1994
    Critical Air Medicine, San Antonio
    Airplane crash

    EMT, EMT-Paramedic student
    June 13, 1994
    Mother Frances Hospital
    Hit and run crash while enroute to paramedic class

    EMT
    May 12, 1995
    Hull-Daisetta EMS
    Ambulance crash

    Danial Tharp Deanene (Dee) Seago Vicente Antonio Martinez

    EMT-Paramedic
    September 13, 1997
    Rockwall EMS
    Motor vehicle crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    May 1, 1998
    Williams Medic-Aid, Orange County Ambulance
    Ambulance crash

    Pilot
    June 5, 1998
    Valley AirCare
    Helicopter crash

    Carlos De La Fuente Brenda Leinweber Steve Tippens

    EMT-Paramedic, RN
    June 5, 1998
    Valley AirCare
    Helicopter crash

    EMT-Paramedic, Instructor
    June 5, 1998
    Valley AirCare
    Helicopter crash

    EMT
    December 9, 1998
    Etoile Volunteer Fire Department
    Motor vehicle crash

    Charles "Mac" Atteberry Lynn Ethridge John Pittman

    Licensed Paramedic
    July 17, 1999
    Hermann Hospital LifeFlight
    Helicopter crash

    RN, EMT-Paramedic
    July 17, 1999
    Hermann Hospital LifeFlight
    Helicopter crash

    Pilot
    July 17, 1999
    Hermann Hospital LifeFlight
    Helicopter crash

    William Bethune James M. Dunham Chester "Chip" Ray Pierce, Jr.

    EMT
    October 15, 1999
    Texas City Fire Department
    Fire engine crash

    EMT
    November 18, 1999
    Saint Jo Volunteer Fire-EMS
    Cardiac arrest while extricating patient

    EMT-Paramedic
    January 1, 2000
    Medic One Ambulance
    Ambulance crash

    Terry Alan Griffith Ed Sanneman Lauren Eileen Stone

    EMT-Paramedic
    March 10, 2000
    Northwest Texas Healthcare System LifeStar
    Helicopter crash

    Pilot
    March 10, 2000
    Northwest Texas Healthcare System LifeStar
    Helicopter crash

    RN, EMT-Paramedic
    March 10, 2000
    Northwest Texas Healthcare System LifeStar
    Helicopter crash

    Curtis James Davidson Miguel Angel Morales September 11, 2001

    EMT-Paramedic
    March 24, 2000
    NorthStar EMS, Houston
    Ambulance crash

    EMT
    March 1, 2001
    ACT Ambulance, Edcouch-Elsa
    Respiratory failure

    To the fallen emergency response personnel

    James E. Taylor Raymond B. Davis Paul Lujan

    EMT-I
    January 19, 2003
    Bonham Fire Department
    Ambulance crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    September 18, 2003
    Lubbock EMS
    Cardiac arrest on duty

    EMT-Paramedic
    March 21, 2004
    CareStar EMS
    Helicopter crash

    Mickey Price Marco Villalobos Christopher Clingan

    Pilot
    March 21, 2004
    CareStar EMS
    Helicopter crash

    Licensed Paramedic
    October 24, 2004
    El Paso Fire Department
    Fixed-wing medical transport crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    February 19, 2005
    Liberty-Eylau Volunteer Fire Department
    Ambulance/Train crash

    Joe Alvarez, Jr. Eric Hanson Raul Garcia Jr.

    Licensed Paramedic
    September 13, 2006
    East Texas Medical Center EMS
    Ambulance crash

    Licensed Paramedic
    October 10, 2006
    Marble Falls Area EMS
    Ambulance crash

    RN
    February 5, 2008
    Valley Air Care
    Helicopter crash

    Robert Goss Michael T. Sanchez Jana Bishop

    Pilot
    February 5, 2008
    Valley Air Care
    Helicopter crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    February 5, 2008
    Valley Air Care
    Helicopter crash

    Licensed Paramedic/RN
    June 8, 2008
    PHI, Inc
    Helicopter crash

    Stephanie Waters Wayne Kirby Larry Feagin

    EMT-Paramedic
    June 8, 2008
    PHI, Inc
    Helicopter crash

    Pilot
    June 8, 2008
    PHI, Inc
    Helicopter crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    August 13, 2009
    Gemini Ambulance
    Cardiac arrest on duty

    Anthony Archuleta William Montgomery John Sutter

    EMT-Paramedic
    February 5, 2010
    Southwest MedEvac
    Helicopter crash

    Pilot
    February 5, 2010
    Southwest MedEvac
    Helicopter crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    February 5, 2010
    Southwest MedEvac
    Helicopter crash

    Ted Caffarel Tracy Chambers Sharon Falkner

    Pilot
    July 4, 2010
    Air Ambulance STAT
    Helicopter crash

    Licensed Paramedic
    July 4, 2010
    Air Ambulance STAT
    Helicopter crash

    EMT-Paramedic
    July 4, 2010
    Air Ambulance STAT
    Helicopter crash

    Casey Lee Steenland Michael Hatley Michael Steffen

    EMT
    August 13, 2010
    Champion Ambulance Service
    Carbon monoxide poisoning

    EMT
    December 25, 2011
    East Texas Medical Center EMS
    Massive hemorrhagic stroke.

    ECA
    March 12, 2012
    Northern Hudspeth County EMS
    Car crash while responding to call.

    Derek Brewster Mark Mirelez   Kevin Clay Caldwell

    EMT-P
    July 11, 2013
    Pampa EMS and Boys Ranch
    Car crash while on duty

    EMT-P
    March 5, 2013
    City of Robstown EMS
    Sudden illness while on duty

    EMT-P
    July 11, 2013
    Haskell County EMS
    Cardiac arrest while on duty

    Raymond Allison

    Monica Chavez

    Taurean Summers

    LP
    February 11, 2014
    Sterling County EMS
    Ambulance crash during transport

    RN
    August 27, 2014
    Elite Medical Transport
    Airplane crash while transporting patient

    LP
    August 27, 2014
    Elite Medical Transport
    Airplane crash while transporting patient

    Juan Martinez

    Michael Howard Erasmus (Johan) van de Colff

    Pilot
    August 27, 2014
    Elite Medical Transport
    Airplane crash while transporting patient

    EMT-P, Instructor
    September 13, 2014
    Jewett EMS
    Cardiac arrest during transport
    LP
    October 22, 2014
    AirEvac Lifetream
    Helicopter Crash
    Kristin McLain Daniel Hampton Scott P. Deem

    Flight Nurse
    April 27, 2015
    Travis County STAR Flight
    Fall from helicopter during transport

    EMT
    September 18, 2015

    Jewett EMS
    Ambulance crash

    LP
    February 23, 2017 

    San Antonio Fire Department
    Fire response

    William C. Ringer
      
    LP
    February 23, 2017 
    Liberty County Emergency Medical Services Inc.
    Cardiac arrest while on duty
      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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