Edwardsville paramedic dies after contracting COVID-19

Posted at 4:17 PM, Jan 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-02 17:17:13-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An Edwardsville, Kansas, paramedic died Friday after contracting COVID-19.

Jason Taylor had been a member of the Edwardsville Fire Department for three years, according to a news release.

“We are saddened by the loss of Paramedic Taylor,” Fire Chief Tim Whitham said in the release. “Jason served our city and our citizens with compassion and expertise. We will miss him dearly.”

Taylor’s career began in 1998 with Franklin County Emergency Medical Services, though he spent the majority of his career in Bonner Springs.

He graduated from Penn Valley Community College in 2008 and was an instructor-coordinator for the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.

Donations for Taylor’s family can be made at Edwardsville Fire Department Headquarters, 698 South Fourth Street, the release stated.