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Robin Overton honored posthumously by IN EMS Commission

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Robin Overton honored posthumously by IN EMS Commission

​During the BBQ picnic on May 23 at Daviess Community Hospital in honor of EMS Week, Stan Frank, EMS District Manager with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, presented the family of the late Robin Overton with a plaque commemorating Robin earning the title of EMT - Paramedic Emeritus from the State of Indiana Emergency Medical Services Commission. The plaque read:

"In recognition of his untimely passing earlier this year after three decades of service to EMS as a respected paramedic providing quality EMS care in southwest Indiana. Besides his strong clinician skills, Robin also served as a preceptor and provided quality mentorship to many in the region. Robin was noted for his friendly approach and for being a skilled artist in his spare time. His death was met with an outreach of public sympathy on social media noting his contributions to our profession. We appreciate and memorialize the service and dedication of Robin L. Overton."

The plaque was signed by G. Lee Turpen II, Chairman of the EMS Commission, and Kraig Kinney, State EMS Director.

Robin passed away on February 14, 2024, after a battle with cancer. Robin began his EMS career in 1988 as a Basic EMT, eventually earning his paramedic license in 1992. From 1988-2023 he worked with Halter Smith Ambulance, Sullivan County Ambulance, Knox County EMS, and Daviess County Ambulance.