A Hero Remembered

Texoma remembered a hero today during a memorial service held in honor of Johan van der Colff, an Air Evac paramedic who died on October 22nd from injuries he sustained after an Air Evac helicopter crashed near the United Regional Hospital earlier this month.

On October 4th, 2014, a patient was being transported to United Regional Health Care System in a Air Evac helicopter from Waurika, Oklahoma when the helicopter crashed near the hospital. The patient, Buddy Rhodes, died in the crash. The flight nurse, Leslie Stewart, died from her injuries on October 8th.