EMT killed at Oceano Dunes to have boat named in his honor

bcuddy@thetribunenews.comAugust 11, 2011 

Christopher Meadows, a Sheriff’s Department search-and-rescue team member who died in an all-terrain vehicle incident at the Oceano Dunes two years ago while responding to a call, will have a patrol/rescue boat named after him.

The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to honor Meadows with a resolution Tuesday.

“There is a long-standing tradition in the law enforcement marine community of naming vessels after dedicated employees who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” Sheriff Ian Parkinson wrote in a report to supervisors.

“Dedicating a vessel in Christopher’s memory will allow his commitment and energy to continue to be honored and to abide by the motto 'That Others May Live!'” Parkinson wrote.

Meadows, 24, was responding to a report of a person with a broken leg at the Dunes when his ATV rolled over on him May 24, 2009. An emergency medical technician with San Luis Ambulance, Meadows was volunteering with the search-and-rescue team.

The boat will be called the Christopher C. Meadows.

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