March 17, 2017

Yadira Arroyo - Emergency Medical Technician Fatality - New York City

Yadira Arroyo
EMT Yadira Arroyo, age 44, died in the line of duty on March 16, 2017, on a street in the Bronx, New York City. 

EMT Arroyo was a member of the New York City Fire Department. She had 14 years of service. 

In the early evening hours, Yadira and another EMT were responding to an emergency call. They were alerted that a man was riding on the back bumper of their ambulance. They stopped the vehicle and Yadira got out. The male subject ran around to the other side of the ambulance and got into the driver's seat. He put the vehicle into reverse and ran over Yadira who was standing behind it. She was dragged by the vehicle until it ran into several parked cars and got stuck in a snowbank. 

Yadira was rushed to a local medical center where, tragically, she was pronounced deceased. 

Witnesses were able to hold the man until the police arrived. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Yadira
and for those who have lost her.
Jose Gonzalez, age 25, of the Bronx, was arrested on charges of murder, grand larceny and driving while impaired by drugs. He has a prior history of mental health problems and numerous arrests. 

Yadira was the mother of five children. She was engaged to be married. 

The members of the New York City Fire Department are in mourning over the death of their sister. She was a valued member of their team. She will be forever remembered.

Yadira's loved ones are devastated over her sudden and tragic death. She was a loving mother who did her best. She will be forever mourned.

Yadira is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members who will forever miss her.

Thank you for your service to the community, Yadira.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die suddenly. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to others. Amen.

Pray that Yadira is in Heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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