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Firefighter in D.C. Patient Death Case Heads Back to Academy

The probationary firefighter who was initially blamed when an elderly man died after being denied treatment near a D.C. fire station has been ordered to undergo remedial training, reports The Washington Post.

D.C. Firefighter Tells Investigators He Tried to Get Help for Dying Man

Remy Jones, who was just two months out of the academy when the incident involving Medric “Cecil” Mills Jr. occurred in January, also was ordered suspended without pay for one 24-hour shift, said the spokesman, Timothy Wilson. Jones is the last of five firefighters to be disciplined in connection with Mills’s death.

The 77-year-old collapsed of an apparent heart attack near the fire station on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast. As his daughter held him, bystanders rushed to the station, but Jones told them firefighters couldn’t respond until someone called 911 and they were dispatched. A D.C. police officer flagged down a passing ambulance, but Mills died hours later at a hospital.

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