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NORTH BEACH, Md. (AP) — An emergency medical technician from Maryland has died in the line of duty while working for the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department.

WTTG-TV reported that Rescue Captain Patricia Osburn died Saturday after experiencing an undisclosed medical emergency.

Osburn joined the department in 1999 and received her EMT certification in 2000. She served as rescue sergeant, rescue lieutenant and rescue captain.

Officials said she earned many awards, including Squadsman of the Year and Top EMS Runner for several years. She also won numerous recognitions for saving lives.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been determined.

On Twitter, Gov. Larry Hogan called her a “dedicated first responder” and offered prayers to Osburn’s family and colleagues.


Information from: WTTG-TV,