Five Ada County Paramedics employees will receive the American Red Cross’ Hometown Hero Award in a ceremony at the Riverside Hotel on May 16.
Annelise Lane, Casey Lane, Peder Ahearn, Cody Porter are all members of the Ada County Paramedics Tactical Medical (Tac Med) Team who responded to a November 2016 Boise police officer shooting. They will be honored at the awards luncheon with the “Medical Hero” award for their lifesaving care of two officers, including Corporal Kevin Holtry, who were wounded while searching for a dangerous subject.
In the “Medical Hero Award” nomination letter received by The American Red Cross, the nominator wrote, The TacMed Team rarely receives accolades for their work although they routinely train for and opt into circumstances that potentially put their lives on the line.”
Emily Shaw, an administrative assistant with Ada County Paramedics, will receive the “Everyday Citizen Hero” award for donating her kidney to a man she’d only met one time.