EMS Commendation Medal Awarded Today

Nine compatriots from the Col. Stephen Trigg Chapter presented the Emergency Medical Services Commendation Medal to Trigg County resident Tim Wagoner today.  They made the presentation after an outdoor worship service at Crossroads Fellowship in Cadiz.

Tim is a s pilot with the Air Evac Life Team, and has served for thirteen years flying missions to save critically ill and injured patients, many from the scenes of horrific accidents.

Tim Wagoner and the Compatriots of Crossroads Fellowship

Tim Wagoner and the Compatriots of Crossroads Fellowship

Tim received his flight training in the United States Army, where he served from 1992-2002 and finished his career as a CW2 Helicopter Pilot. Immediately after leaving the army, he was employed as a Rescue Pilot by the Air Evac Life Team.  When not on duty, he operates his own farm in Trigg County, producing unique local crops such as sorghum and maple syrup.

Since beginning his career with Air Evac, he has served in the following roles:

  • Regional “Float” Pilot throughout the Southeast United States.
  • Numerous “work-overs” at other bases administered by the company.
  • Pilot Supervisor / Lead Pilot – Martin, Tennessee Base
  • Pilot Supervisor / Lead Pilot – Mayfield, Kentucky Base
  • Helped established both of these bases, hiring personnel and leading in public relations and promotion.

Tim received a special commendation from Air Evac for his actions on 17 August 2012. On that day, while he was on flight duty, he received word that his son and daughter were involved in an ATV accident and required transport. His chopper, as well as a second chopper and crew, were dispatched to his own farm to fly both of his children to regional hospitals.   He managed to fly his own son, Wyatt, to a hospital in Paducah, Kentucky, with a severe laceration of the thigh that endangered his femoral artery. Mr. Wagoner was able to maintain his professionalism and accomplish a life-saving flight for his own son, while the second aircrew successfully evacuated his daughter to Vanderbilt Medical Center with a traumatic head injury. Once his son was stabilized, Mr. Wagoner drove to Nashville to be with his wife and daughter. Both his son and daughter recovered completely and are in excellent health today.

Incredibly, since beginning his career with Air Evac, Pilot Tim Wagoner, has completed well over 1,000 life-saving flights.

It is truly an honor for the Col Stephen Trigg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, as fellow residents of Trigg County and neighbors of Tim Wagoner, to honor him during this year’s National Emergency Services Week, with the Emergency Medical Services Commendation Medal.

Pilot Tim Wagoner

Pilot Tim Wagoner

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One Response to “EMS Commendation Medal Awarded Today”

  1. Cindy Crook Says:

    Well deserved award for an excellent pilot who is also my brother. I am very proud of him and all he has accomplished. I would trust him to fly me anywhere and anyone who is in need of an Air Evac flight has nothing to fear when he is at the controls.

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