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Video: Honoring the legacy of EMS providers lost in the line of duty in 2023

Remembering the dedication and selflessness of those who sacrificed their lives in the service of their communities

Editor’s Note: At EMS1, we make every attempt to compile a complete list of EMS providers who die in the line of duty each year. If you believe we have overlooked a fallen member, please email us at

By EMS1 Staff

As 2023 draws to a close, we remember and honor the memory of the EMS providers who were lost in the line of duty during the year. Their bravery and dedication will not be forgotten.

Our thoughts are with the families, friends, loved ones and colleagues of the fallen. We are heartbroken for you.

Rachel Engel is an award-winning journalist and the senior editor of and In addition to her regular editing duties, Engel seeks to tell the heroic, human stories of first responders and the importance of their work. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma, and began her career as a freelance writer, focusing on government and military issues. Engel joined Lexipol in 2015 and has since reported on issues related to public safety. Engel lives in Wichita, Kansas. She can be reached via email.