Off-duty Minn. city FF-paramedic fatally shot at his home
Thomas R. Harrigan was found at his home with a gunshot wound to the stomach and transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead
By News Staff
ST. PAUL, Minn. — An off-duty St. Paul firefighter-paramedic was fatally shot in his home on Labor Day.
St. Paul Police Department officers were dispatched to the home of Firefighter-Paramedic Thomas R. Harrigan, 36, who was found with a gunshot wound to the stomach, KSTP reported. Harrigan was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The gunman is still at large, but police said they believe Harrigan knew the shooter.
Harrigan, a U.S. Army veteran, served as a paramedic in the Minnesota National Guard before joining the St. Paul Fire Department on September 2013.
The firefighters’ union will provide Harrigan with full honors at his funeral.
“We're struggling to get through it, but we'll keep working hard and be there for his family. We are dealing with a lot of grief and shock,” Captain Jeramiah Melquist said. “He loved the job, being a firefighter meant everything to him.”