Updated 12/24/2012 05:24 PM
Mark's Law EMT response
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NEW YORK STATE -- As people mourn the tragedy in Webster, a bill to protect first responders continues to work its way through Albany.
Mark's Law would make it first degree murder to kill an emergency responder. State Senator Patty Ritchie introduced the law a year ago honoring Mark Davis. He was responding to a medical emergency, when he was murdered by the man he was trying to help.
Those who worked close with Davis say they hope the law would deter people from committing such a crime.
"It will certainly help us out in the long run. It will also give us the edge in the fact that we are better prepared and the training has now been in place and this law will help us in that process," Roland Churchill, 1000 Islands EMT Chief.
The bill passed the State Senate unanimously. Now, the bill will be sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblywoman Addie Russell.