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."