National Ambulance Service

John O'Mahony, Paramedic

John O'Mahony died in a traffic collision while bringing a patient to hospital in Co Cork Gardai, paramedics and fire brigade officials from Cork city laid flowers and held a brief prayer service at the spot on the Cork-Bandon road following the sad event.

Simon Sexton, Paramedic

Simon Sexton, 43, from Stradone in Co Cavan, is thought to have fallen while trying to shut a side door of the ambulance on the main Cavan to Dublin road. He passed away in 2010 The father of six young children, who sustained serious head injuries, died at the scene despite desperate efforts to save him.