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Assaulting An EMT Now A Felony Under State Law

The state has made it a felony to assault EMTs, paramedics, and on-duty EMS officials. Hastings EMTs Amy Tilipko and Karl "Corky" Soderstrom teach children about the emergency services.
The state has made it a felony to assault EMTs, paramedics, and on-duty EMS officials. Hastings EMTs Amy Tilipko and Karl "Corky" Soderstrom teach children about the emergency services. Photo Credit: Danny LoPriore

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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