Community honors Platte Valley paramedic

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Posted 11/23/21

Family, friends and other first responders honored Platte Valley Ambulance Batallion Chief Smith Nov. 17. Smith was honored with a procession that started at Orchard Church in Brighton. Smith was a …

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Community honors Platte Valley paramedic

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Family, friends and other first responders honored Platte Valley Ambulance Batallion Chief Smith Nov. 17.

Smith was honored with a procession that started at Orchard Church in Brighton. Smith was a veteran medic with Platte Valley Medical Center and died on Nov. 7 from complications of COVID-19. He was first responder for over 30-years and his death is being considered as in a line of duty, according Platte Valley Medical Center Facebook post.

He’d been a first responder for 30 years, dating back to his time with Reed Ambulance, Rural Metro Ambulance and as a dispatcher for Adams County Communications. 

“Mark will be missed by all including his co-responders from surrounding fire, EMS and police agencies,” PVMC’s post read. “Being a part of the Platte family for as long as he has been, he has made countless friends and has touched many, many lives. His entire Platte family are grieving his loss, a loss that will be felt for a long time.

“Please keep the Smith family in your thoughts and prayers as the times ahead will no doubt be difficult to navigate,” the post added. “Hold tightly to one another and, as Mark would say, ‘Be more gooder.’” 

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