An off-duty Boston EMT was killed on Saturday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding on crashed at the intersection of Washington Street and Dunbar Avenue near Codman Square. Marcus Jerome, 32, was fatally injured around 3:40 p.m. Boston Police are asking for witnesses to come forward by calling 617-343-4470.
“The entire department is mourning the fact that this talented and passionate young man’s life was cut short,” said Nick Martin, a spokesperson for the city’s Emergency Medical Services. “His fellow EMTs and paramedics responded to the call and tried to save him, which has made his passing all the more difficult for those that knew him.”
Jerome had just completed a 15-month probation period required of all new EMTs. His colleagues who responded to Saturday’s call transported him to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Jerome leaves behind his wife and two children, including a three month-old baby daughter and a five year-old son.
A fund has been set up to help his family with their loss. More information is available online at facebook.com/OfficialBostonEMS