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Memorial Medal
Monroe Watkins


Mountain Ambulance Service
Campton, Kentucky
June 22, 1991

 

The following biography appears in the National EMS Memorial Book:

Monroe had climbed into the back of the ambulance and laid down on a crew bench that holds extra stretchers when ambulances carry more than one victim. He had intended to catch up on some sleep, it was 4:00 a.m.

Monroe Watkins, 25, was an EMT for the Mountain Ambulance Service.

The ambulance was returning from the University of Kentucky Hospital, where it had left a patient from the Prestonburg area. It was hit by a coal truck throwing Watkins into the partition that divides the ambulance. The crash took the life of the young EMT and seriously injured his partner. The unfortunate accident occurred on June 22, 1991.

Mr. Watkins is survived by his wife, Sandy.

 

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