GCREMS staff member, Steven Toppin, 53, a resident of Gates, died in the line of duty on 3/8/2016. Steve Toppin (EMT) and his Paramedic partner responded to a 911 call where they were attending to a critical patient, Steve suddenly complained of shortness of breath and collapsed. Paramedics rushed him to Roanoke Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie, NC where he was pronounced dead.
Steve’s family and GCREMS staff wish to thank all of our partner agencies that have offered assistance in this difficult time.
Please keep Steve’s family in your prayers in the coming days and weeks; funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.