I received the following Line Of Duty Death notice:
We regret to advise you that a Fire Captain with the City of Otsego, in Allegan County, Michigan who was a Paramedic with American Medical Response (AMR) has died while operating in NY on Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Captain Steve Stevenson passed away Sunday 12/2/12 at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), Manhasset, Nassau County, NY.
While in NY he suffered a medical emergency-and was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm.
As stated on the Otsego Fire Department Facebook Page: “Otsego Fire lost a great Officer, Friend, Father and Mentor this evening. Captain Steve Stevenson passed away in New York while working relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy. He was due to come home today. After 13 hours in surgery he succumbed to the toll that was placed on him. He leaves behind a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, father and siblings as well. Those that knew Cap’n Stevenson can attest that he was a brilliant Officer, a great Instructor, a genius of a Paramedic and the best friend anyone could ask for. He will be greatly missed.”
There is nothing that I can say here that can help right this wrong or make the loss any less painful for his friends and his family. The best I can do is let everyone know that on behalf of the Emergency Medical Services of New York we thank you for all you did, we mourn your loss as one of our own, you and your family are in both our hearts and our minds.
Good journey, friend.