Several Massachusetts fire departments to get ballistics gear

  • Source: Cape Cod Times
  • Published: 05/07/2019 12:00 AM

Last summer, two Falmouth police officers were shot while responding to an incident on Ashley Drive. The suspect was also shot several times by police. All three were treated at the same time on the front lawn of the home by emergency medical staff from the fire department. Officers Ryan Moore and Donald DiMiranda and suspect Malik Koval all survived, but the tense scenario underlined the need for firefighters to have some protection when providing treatment under potentially dangerous conditions. It wasn’t the first time rescue workers were in danger. In 2015, Falmouth’s rescue crew was accompanied by a state trooper to treat an injured woman at a fatal shooting scene in Bourne, while the shooter, Adrian Loya, was still at large. Bourne medical crews meanwhile treated a wounded police officer.


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