Colorado Paramedic Who Died while Volunteering in Fight against COVID-19 Honored

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Paul Cary, 66, Honored after Dying while Helping in Fight against Coronavirus Outbreak

A Colorado paramedic was honored Sunday as his body was returned to Denver after he lost his life to coronavirus. Paul Cary went to New York City, the epicenter of the pandemic, to help in the fight against the virus.

Cary was part of out-of-state medical technicians, doctors, and nurses who went to NYC to help relieve a health care system that had been overwhelmed by the virus.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said Cary had in a heroic manner served his community and country and went miles away to help victims of the pandemic.

A large procession of fire trucks, EMS, and other emergency vehicles drove from the airport after Cary’s body was returned Sunday night.

According to health officials, Cary, together with 75 other employees working at a private ambulance company, Ambulnz, were among those who volunteered to work in New York.

66-year-old Cary was a father of two sons and a grandfather of four. He spent his final days on a ventilator at Montefiore Medical Center.