Governor Polis Statement on Passing of Aurora Paramedic Paul Cary

Sunday, May 3, 2020

DENVER - Gov. Polis released the following statement on the passing of Aurora paramedic Paul Cary. 

“Paul Cary served his community, and his country, heroically, and I am incredibly saddened by his passing. During a time of great need, he selflessly volunteered to travel thousands of miles from his home to help others. He risked his own health and safety, and stepped up to do what he could. This is a difficult time for so many Coloradans, and so many Americans. I can never express just how grateful I am for people like Paul, and all our emergency responders who are on the front lines of this virus. Paul dedicated his life to the service of others, and he will be greatly missed.”

Cary volunteered to travel to New York City to work on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. He began working on April 1 and passed away on April 30 at the age of 66. He has been recognized for his service and sacrifice by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Cary will return home to Colorado tonight.