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Family, Friends Remember EMT Killed in Line of Duty

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    Friends and family gathered in the Bronx at the scene of the deadly ambulance theft that took the life of an EMT. Ida Siegal reports.

    (Published Sunday, March 19, 2017)

    Hundreds of people lit their candles Sunday night at the scene of the incident that took the life of emergency medical technician Yadira Arroyo.

    Police had said she was run over by her ambulance that was stolen Thursday in the Bronx.

    Family and friends came to the vigil to speak of a selfless, hardworking mother.

    “She was amazing," family friend Gabriella Pizzaro said. “She always put somebody before her. She will always be missed and I will love her forever."

    Arroyo’s oldest son Kenny said they are very overwhelmed.

    "She would always put people before herself, he said.” Which is something I loved."

    The man accused of killing her, 25-year-old Jose Gonzalez, is behind bars, and his attorney said he is severely mentally ill.

    But an army of EMT’s say they want justice.

    “You can't bring her back and she's got five kids,” paramedic Zarina Ronay said. “Her youngest being seven. A life without a mom."

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