LODD: Texas firefighter/medic suffers heart attack after EMS call
Groesbeck Volunteer Fire-Rescue Lt. Richard Hempel reportedly began to feel ill and became unresponsive the next morning
Duty Death: Lieutenant Richard Michael Hempel - [Groesbeck]
End of Service: 09/05/2023
By Bill Carey
GROESBECK, Texas — The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) has announced the on-duty death of Lieutenant Richard Michael Hempel, of Groesbeck Volunteer Fire-Rescue on May 9.
Lieutenant Hempel responded to an EMS call on May 8. On the following morning he began to feel ill and became unresponsive, the USFA reported.
911 was immediately called and he was transported to the Limestone Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent heart attack.
Lieutenant Hempel was also a paramedic for the Limestone Medical Center.