FDNY, EMTs Honor Yadira Arroyo

EMTs and firefighters remembered their fallen comrade, EMT Yadira Arroyo.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

A slain Emergency Medical Technician was honored in front of her former station last week. Many emergency services members and residents expressed solidarity to the family, friends and FDNY family of fallen FDNY EMT Yadira Arroyo at a heartfelt candlelight vigil on Tuesday, March 21 outside of FDNY EMS Station 26 in Morrisania. Arroyo, a 14-year veteran and mother of five, was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, March 16 in Soundview after Jose Gonzalez hijacked her FDNY ambulance. Arroyo was run over by Gonzalez when she and her partner attempted to prevent the hijacking. Gonzalez was arrested at the scene and charged with first and second degree murder, manslaughter, grand larceny and operating a motor vehicle while impaired by drugs.

FDNY commissioner Daniel Nigro commiserated with the community as he eulogized Arroyo.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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