LODD: Mo. Paramedic, 31, dies in his sleep at station

Paramedic Jonathan Noce died during the night after running three calls earlier in the shift

Duty Death: Jonathan Noce - [Festus, Missouri]

End of Service: 05/25/2016

FESTUS, Mo. ― Paramedic Jonathan Noce died in his sleep during a 24-hour shift at the Joachim-Plattin Ambulance District on Wednesday.

"He ran three calls earlier that day," Curt Stueve, JPAD Administrator said. "Then he went to bed around 10 or 11. This morning, the crews went to wake him and he had passed away in his sleep."

Noce, 31, a part-time paramedic for JPAD since 2010 also worked full-time for the Osage County Ambulance District, reported Leader Publications.

Paramedic Jonathan Noce from a May 18 photo posted to Facebook
Paramedic Jonathan Noce from a May 18 photo posted to Facebook

"We are very sad and all our thoughts are with his family," Stueve said. "Jonathan has been with us for six years. He was very well-liked by everyone."

The Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an investigation into the cause of death.

Noce is married and has two small children, Stueve said.

This is the first JPAD line-of-duty death.

"This is a shock for everyone that this has happened," Stueve said.

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