Pa. paramedic dies suddenly after becoming ill at work

Veterans Memorial Paramedic Ted Dybus, who had also recently become a police officer, was honored at a memorial service Wednesday

By Laura French

CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania paramedic died suddenly on February 1 after becoming ill during his shift.

Veterans Memorial Ambulance Service Paramedic Theodore “Ted” Dybus, 45, was honored by first responders at the several agencies he worked for at a memorial service on Wednesday, WJAC reported.

“He became ill last week while he was working a shift and subsequently collapsed and could not be resuscitated,” Southern Alleghenies EMS Council Director Carl Moen told WJAC. “So, we are here to honor his memory and to support his family.”


It is with overwhelming sadness that we announce the tragic loss of Paramedic Theodore "Ted" Dybus. Ted passed suddenly...

Posted by Veterans Memorial Ambulance Service on Saturday, February 1, 2020

Dybus also worked as a paramedic with John Carroll EMS and Med-Van Transport, and was an officer with the Vintondale Borough Police Department, according to Veterans Memorial.

“He was not with the department long but his drive and love of helping people showed in everything he did,” a police department Facebook post said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Dybus’ family to cover funeral costs and other expenses.


It is with great sadness that we have to post this. Earlier today one of our officers; Ted Dybus passed away. He was...

Posted by Vintondale Borough Police Department on Saturday, February 1, 2020


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