Owen County EMS mourns the loss of paramedic who died in the line of duty

OWEN CO. – Owen County EMS paramedic Brandon Staley, passed away in the line of duty while caring for patients en route to the hospital.

On Sunday, August 8, 2021, at 5:38 p.m. Brandon Staley responded to the scene of an auto accident north of Gosport.

Access to the patients was difficult due to the immediate terrain. Two pediatric patients were transferred to the waiting ambulance where Brandon and his partner treated their injuries while a firefighter drove them to the hospital.

During the course of the transport, Brandon developed chest pain and went unconscious. Brandon was taken to IU Bloomington Hospital where he later died. Brandon’s patients arrived safely at the hospital where their care continued.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Brandon’s family. Arrangements are pending and will be shared. Please keep the EMS families in your thoughts and prayers as we work through this difficult time,” in a statement released by the Owen County EMS.

We will update this story when more information becomes available.