Just one day after his 27th birthday, a Salt Lake man pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving under the influence and killing a paramedic. Gabriel Perez-Guiterez ran from the accident scene, but was later found hiding in a window well and arrested. Paramedic Jonathan Bowers spent a week in the hospital before succumbing to his injuries. He had worked for Gold Cross Ambulance for about six years at the time of his death.Hoped to work for FEMA
By Art Hsieh, EMS1 Editorial Advisor There are two sources of solace to come out of the story of a medic killed by a drunk driver. First, as EMS providers, we have a unique opportunity to reduce the frequency of this avoidable tragedy by timely and effective intervention. And then there's the grace exhibited by Mr. Bower's mother, where she expressed no anger toward her son's killer.Thank you for showing the way
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