Only on 3TV: Firefighters unknowingly injected patients with wrong drug

There are 4 comments on the KTVK Phoenix story from May 13, 2013, titled Only on 3TV: Firefighters unknowingly injected patients with wrong drug. In it, KTVK Phoenix reports that:

To cover up his crime and addiction, a Valley paramedic broke into numerous fire stations to steal a pain killer and replace it with another drug.

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colleen

Phoenix, AZ

#1 May 16, 2013
I was shocked and saddened to hear a report on the news about a Peoria first responder who replaced the morphine intended to treat pain in an emergency situation with another medication. The offender was given three years. That is absurd! This offender was in a position of responsibility and trust with a vulnerable population. I believe he should be charged for the pain, suffering, and subsequent deaths of these patients. Shame on Peoria for the cover-up and it would behoove Surprise to go over their records of his employment there. The victims families dismay and disgust is warranted and they should file a civil suit against the offender as well as the city(ies) for their cover-up.
colleen

Phoenix, AZ

#2 May 16, 2013
We are committed to protecting and
caring for our neighbors, our guests
and each other while maintaining the
community’s trust and respect through
superior life safety services.
Serving With: Strength –Honor–Compassion
This is from Peoria Fire. I believe they let us down when they covered up Matt Rich's crime and allowed him to continue his emplyment while they completed their investigation. If he was engaging in this type of behavior while working in Surprise why was he hired in Peoria. Are background checks not done.
How are narcotics accounted for? They say they have a lot of security measures that were bypassed. Please identify.
This cannot be allowed to happen again.
J W Simms

Mesa, AZ

#3 May 18, 2013
Cha ching cha ching cha ching!!! I don't think the victims family will be hurting to awfully bad. J.W. Simms.

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#4 May 19, 2013
This guy needs a Dr. Kovorkin treatent

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