Ark. EMS provider dies from injuries suffered while working at Little Rock Marathon

"Last act of heroism": Major Dean Douglas donated his organs, Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services says

Duty Death: Major Dean Douglas - [Little Rock, Arkansas]

End of Service: 11/26/2021

By Leila Merrill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —EMS provider Major Dean Douglas has died from injuries he suffered last Sunday in the Little Rock Marathon, KARK reported.

Metropolitan Emergency Medical Services and the Arkansas EMT Association both said Douglas was injured while working at the marathon

“We lost a colleague, friend and hero,” said Greg Thompson, executive director of MEMS, in a Facebook post. “He served as a MEMS paramedic during the race and had been on life support since then. In his last act of heroism, he donated his organs so that others may live. This is the only line-of-duty death that our organization has experienced in our 37-year history. Our prayers are with his family and the colleagues who served alongside him.”


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