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Ky. paramedic continues to save lives after death

Louisville EMS highlights Paramedic Don Scheer’s last act of service after his sudden death

By Bill Carey

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro Emergency Services is mourning the sudden loss of one of its veteran paramedics who continued to save lives after his death.

Officials posted on Facebook about the sudden death of Paramedic Don Scheer, describing him as a “long-serving paramedic who devoted numerous decades of his life to the citizens of Louisville.”

Scheer’s last act of service was to donate his organs to others.

Louisville EMS also asked for the community’s support, urging everyone to keep Scheer’s family, friends and colleagues in their thoughts and prayers.

WDRB reported that in a 2022 Facebook post from Louisville EMS, Scheer wrote why he loved being in the field:

“What I love most about LMEMS is, we are truly family. I began my career as a firefighter in 1993, then an EMT, and eventually a Paramedic. I came to LMEMS in 2005 and, wow, how the time has flown by. After all these years I still love coming to work every day, and being able to interact with the public, and above all make a difference in their lives on what typically is their worst day. I would say my favorite events are the Pegasus parade and doing PR where we can interact with the children and see their faces when they get to play on the ambulance and learn what we do for the public.”