Paramedic critically injured by car passes
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Paramedic John Mackey, who was hit by a car last week and struggled for life at UK hospital through the weekend, has passed away.
Mackey had been a paramedic for 16 years. Co-workers say that Mackey wanted to have his organs donated, so that he could continue doing his job of saving lives.
Jessamine County Emergency Management posted a statement on their facebook page, saying, “Over the past few days our community has experienced the pain of knowing one of our own lay fighting for his life at UK Hospital. I have witnessed prayer, compassion and support for Paramedic John Mackey’s family and the Emergency Services family of Jessamine County by the thousands . This fight was too much for John to battle on his own along with the injuries he sustained when he was struck by a vehicle in Downtown Nicholasville. John has stepped out of the ring and thrown down the gloves not before giving his all in one last lifesaving act of donating his organs to someone else who may be lying in some other hospital waiting for a match. John Mackey will live on in our hearts and we shall never forget him or his contributions to this community.”