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First responders honor fallen paramedic in Burke County

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MORGANTON, NC (WBTV) -

A stirring tribute Saturday in Morganton for a Burke County paramedic who passed away after suffering a heart attack on duty.

38-year old paramedic Joey Autrey collapsed earlier this month while responding to an emergency call.

He passed away this weekend at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital.  Firefighters and EMS workers escorted Autrey's body from the hospital to Morganton Saturday afternoon.

Autrey was engaged to be married and is also survived by a daughter.  His family is struggling to pay for the medical costs they racked up in recent weeks.

If you'd like to help...you can donate to the Joey Autrey Relief Fund at any State Employees Credit Union.

 

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