Eddie Nicholson, EMT and Firefighter

Age: 59

Hometown: River Falls, WI

End of Service: May 15, 2020

Birth: 1958

EMS Services: River Falls Area Ambulance, 20+ years

St. Croix County, WI: Eddie Nicholson died while uprighting a school bus at  a local race track after the bus flipped during a race. 

Patrick Ryan, CC- paramedic

Age: 51

Hometown: Madison, WI

End of Service: May 11, 2020

Birth: May 19, 1968

EMS Services: Ryan Brothers Ambulance, Madison WI and Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW)


Richard M. Wold, A-EMT and WI EMS Honor Guard member

Age: 60

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI

End of Service: January 16, 2018

Birth: November 13, 1957

EMS Services: Amery Area EMS, Baldwin Area EMS, St. Croix EMS & Rescue. 

WI EMS Honor Guard active member, treasurer, and official photographer.

Friend to many, Rick passed after a short battle with illness.


Daniel J. O'Connell, Paramedic

Age: 39

Hometown: Hudson, WI

End of Service: February 5, 2002

Birth: February 23, 1962

EMS Services: Hudson, WI (St. Croix EMS), HealthOne and Lakeview Hospital MN; Allina EMS, MN

Pat Petricka, EMT/Service Director

Age: 65

Hometown: River Falls, WI

End of Service: December 21, 1990

Birth: April 16, 1925

EMS Service: River Falls, WI. Served as Director from 1978-1988. 

Pat died of a heart attack in 1990 while on call for the service.

James "Jimmer" Vincent Jr., Pilot

Age: 46

Hometown: Menominee, Michigan

End of Service: April 13, 2006

Birth: ​46 years old

EMS Service(s): County Rescue Services of Green Bay, WI

The 2006 Eagle III helicopter accident occurred in Green Bay, WI on April 13, 2006, during a post-maintenance flight. The sole occupant and an experienced pilot flying with Eagle III since 2004