La. EMT dies from flu complications

Karman Welker was remembered by her EMS agency as someone who “always had a smile on her face”

By EMS1 Staff

RUSTON, La. — An EMT died Wednesday of complications from the flu, according to her EMS agency.

AirOne said in a Facebook post that EMT Karman Welker died while surrounded by family, friends and colleagues.

The Facebook post added that Welker was known as someone who “always had a smile on her face and an encouraging word for all that knew her.”

Facebook user Jerry Whitman described a time when Welker transported him to the hospital.

“Even though I was in bad shape, I will never forget how impressed I was with her,” he said. “She never knew that her demeanor, personality and professionalism provided encouragement at a time when I needed it most.”

AirOne said funeral arrangements will be announced when they are available.


It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Karman Karol Welker, NREMT-B LA#14-93550 passed away tonight...

Posted by AirOne on Wednesday, January 24, 2018


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