EMS provider under fire for Facebook post about deceased patient

The post mentioned a patient who died after suffering a heart attack in a backyard chicken coop


By EMS1 Staff

HARRIMAN, Tenn. — A family is upset by an EMS provider's Facebook post after a man died of a heart attack.

WATE reported that the post, written by a Roane County EMS provider, mentioned patient Leon Raymond, who died after suffering a heart attack in a backyard chicken coop.

"Well, we had a first … we worked a code in a chicken coop. Knee deep in chicken droppings …" the post said. The EMS provider continued to discuss the call in the comment section, saying "it was awful … I'm pretty sure y'all could smell us in dispatch."

The post was taken down, but the family was still upset about the comments.

"If she has no compassion for a family that has just lost their husband, father, grandfather, she doesn't need to be on the job," Raymond's wife, Kathy, said.

Raymond's daughter, Samantha, was also upset by the post.

"That's my dad, my only dad, and you don't make fun of someone who has died," she said.

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