Kan. EMT, retired FD division chief dies of COVID-19 complications
McPherson EMS EMT Randall Willems “was a hardworking, passionate firefighter that everyone loved to be around,” the McPherson Fire Department said
By Leila Merrill
McPHERSON, Kan. — Randall Willems, an EMT for McPherson EMS and retired division chief with the McPherson Fire Department, died on Jan. 12, KAKE reported. He died from complications related to COVID-19.
Gov. Laura Kelly ordered that flags be flown at half-staff Thursday in his honor.
“Randall served the McPherson community as a dedicated first responder and a firefighter for many years,” Kelly said in a statement. “He was deeply committed to keeping his community safe – and he was an honorable public servant. I offer my condolences to his family, friends and the entire McPherson community during this challenging time.”
The fire department said in a post that “Randy had the greatest sense of humor and some of the best stories. He was a hardworking, passionate firefighter that everyone loved to be around.”
The county sheriff’s office offered its condolences in a Facebook post.