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Thursday July 27th, 2017

Posted at 11:59am

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Last updated: Sunday July 30th, 3:06pm

The Essex-Windsor EMS are mourning the sudden and tragic passing of District Chief Shawn Davis.

According to the SIU, Davis was pronounced dead inside a home in the St. Clair Street and McNaughton Avenue area in Chatham on Wednesday.

A statement from Chief Bruce Krauter says “His devotion and pride to the field of paramedicine was outstanding and will be greatly missed. Shawn, as well as his family, friends and colleagues are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad and difficult time.”

Davis joined the Essex-Windsor EMS in 2001 as a passionate and experienced paramedic who had served for Dufferin Caledon
Ambulance Service, Bolton and District Ambulance Service, Peel York District Ambulance Service and Shelburne District Hospital Ambulance Service.

He was also a member of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Ambulance Service Review Team from 1994 to 1999. Shawn was active within Essex-Windsor EMS and the EMS community as well as other community groups and volunteer organizations.

“Out of respect for our colleague and the gravity of yesterday’s events, Essex-Windsor EMS will not be addressing any further questions or comments at this time,” said Krauter.

The SIU is continuing to examine the circumstances surrounding Davis’s death.

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