‘He was family:’ Milwaukee Fire Department mourning loss of lieutenant who lost fight with cancer

  • Source: WITI Fox Channel 6
  • Published: 03/16/2019 02:45 PM

A Milwaukee paramedic's life was honored on Saturday, March 16 after he lost his battle with cancer last week. While he wasn't killed on the job, his passing is still considered a line-of-duty death. Paramedic Lieutenant Odell Minor served for the Milwaukee Fire Department for more than 24 years. He's been described as a kind soul and good mentor for young paramedics. "He was always a leader, and always very compassionate with his patients," said Michael Bongiorno, union president. "To say he was a friend is an understatement," said Gerard Washington, assistant MFD fire chief. "I mean, he was family."


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