Colleagues mourn beloved EMS director killed in double homicide

Sharon Gess, 48, was the director of both the ER and ambulance service at East Alabama Medical Center


By EMS1 Staff

NOTASULGA, Ala. — Colleagues are mourning the loss of an EMS director who was killed Sunday afternoon.

WRBL.com reported that Sharon Gess, 48, and her brother, 60-year-old William Gess Jr., were killed in a double homicide. 

Sharon Gess, 48, and her brother, 60-year-old William Gess Jr., were killed in a double homicide. (Photo/East Alabama Medical Center)
Sharon Gess, 48, and her brother, 60-year-old William Gess Jr., were killed in a double homicide. (Photo/East Alabama Medical Center)

"We are obviously heartbroken and deeply saddened by today's tragedy. Sharon was well-loved and a highly respected member of our leadership team at East Alabama Medical Center. She was the director of both our Emergency Department and our Emergency Medical Services (ambulance service). Our entire EAMC family is devastated and we grieve for Sharon's family," John Atkinson, marketing director with East Alabama Medical Center, said. 

Police are currently looking for the siblings' brother, Aaron Gess, who is a person of interest, WLTZ.com reported. Police said Gess, who has a history of mental illness, is armed and dangerous.

We will update you once more information becomes available.

 

 

We are devastated to learn of the loss "one of our own" today. Emergency Services is a small tightknit community. Sharon...

Posted by Smiths Station Fire & Rescue on Sunday, October 20, 2019

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