Procession honors NM flight medic who died from COVID-19
San Juan AirCare Paramedic Glovis Foster was a veteran of the New Mexico Army National Guard and served as a medic in San Juan County for more than 25 years
By Laura French
SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. — A New Mexico flight paramedic and military veteran who died from COVID-19 was honored with a procession on Sunday.
San Juan AirCare Paramedic Glovis Foster died from the virus on Friday after serving as a medic in San Juan County for more than 25 years, according to San Juan Regional Medical Center.
Foster also served as a paramedic for the Cortez Fire Protection District in Colorado and previously served in the New Mexico Army National Guard, according to a statement from the Farmington Police Department, which participated in the procession to escort Foster from an Albuquerque hospital to a funeral home in Farmington.
The procession included first responders and healthcare personnel from San Juan Regional Medical Center and AirCare, Southwest Memorial EMS, Albuquerque Fire Rescue, the New Mexico State Police, the Farmington Fire Department and the Farmington Police Department, as well as New Mexico Army National Guard personnel.
San Juan Regional Medical Center shares in the heartbreak of our community after learning that one of our own has passed from COVID-19. Glovis Foster worked as a paramedic in San Juan County for over 25 years, helping save the lives of countless patients. Join us in our heartfelt prayers for his family, friends and coworkers at this difficult time as we honor the life of someone who gave so much. San Juan County NM, City of Farmington, New Mexico, Aztec New Mexico, Town of Kirtland, NM, #NavajoNation #EMTStrong #AllTogetherNMPosted by San Juan Regional Medical Center on Sunday, June 14, 2020