The state has put more teeth into a law protecting the people who are trying to protect the public, according to a report by CBS New York.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure strengthening an existing law, making it a felony to assault EMTs, paramedics, and on-duty EMS officers, CBS reported.
According to CBS, the amendment came after in EMT was attacked and nearly choked to death by a man she was transporting to the hospital.
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