Leon County Remembers EMT Randy Williams
Today, Leon County Government held a memorial service for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Randy Bruce Williams, who passed away on Wednesday, August 11 at the age of 46. More than 150 first responders attended the service at Tom Brown Park to memorialize Randy’s life and service to our community.
“Our County paramedics and EMTs serve on the front lines of healthcare each and every day to keep us safe,” said Leon County Commission Chairman Rick Minor. “Even among all our healthcare heroes and first responders, Randy set the highest standard for care and compassion. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time.”
Williams first joined Leon County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) in 2016 as an EMT. In his five-year career with the County, Williams responded to nearly 5,000 ambulance calls and received several internal organization awards and recognition for outstanding customer service. Williams was also recognized for successfully resuscitating a patient of cardiac arrest.
“Randy was a decorated EMT committed to public service and also a loving husband and father,” said Leon County Administrator Vincent S. Long. “On behalf of our entire County family, we know we lost someone special. The Williams family continues to have our deepest sympathies and unending support.”
According to his colleagues and patients, Williams was someone who always had a smile on his face and a joyous attitude. Williams truly connected with the people he served and was an example of kindness and love. Even during the hardest days, he could cheer anyone up with a simple smile.
During the service, Leon County presented the family with Williams’ badge he wore during service as well as a County flag flown at half-mast since his passing. Leon County EMS also issued a ceremonial last call for Williams recognizing his end of service and preserving his memory.
“Randy was one of the kindest people and hardest workers we’ve had on our team,” said Leon County EMS Chief Chad Abrams. “We are saddened deeply by his loss and our hearts are with his family. Randy’s passion to serve as an EMT has positively impacted thousands of lives.”
Williams was an avid cyclist and enjoyed the numerous trails at Tom Brown Park and frequently rode the St. Marks Trail. He graduated from the Tallahassee Community College EMS Technology program and held a bachelor’s degree from Flagler University.
For those who could not attend but wish to leave remarks, memories are being collected on Williams’ obituary website.
For more information, contact or Mathieu Cavell, Leon County Community and Media Relations at (850) 606-5300 or CMR@LeonCountyFL.gov .
About Leon County EMS
Launched in December 2003, Leon County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), a department of Leon County Government, has provided the highest quality emergency care available and continues to enhance this vital community service. Nationally accredited and recognized by the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services and the National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, EMS provides clinically superior, cost-effective emergency medical services and transport to the citizens and visitors of Leon County. Stay up to date with all things EMS by liking or following EMS on Facebook.
Leon County first responders stand at attention before the memorial service honoring Randy Williams.
A member of Randy Williams' family gave remarks during the memorial service.
Randy Williams' beaming smile was memorialized on service programs.