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In the Line of Duty
Richard Michael Hempel, 53 - Groesbeck, Texas
Richard Michael Hempel Lieutenant Groesbeck Volunteer Fire-Rescue Age: 53 Sex: Male Classification: Volunteer Years of service: 4 Date of incident: May 8, 2023 Date of death: May 9, 2023 On Monday, May 8, 2023, Lieutenant Richard Michael Hempel responded to an EMS call at a residence. On Tuesday morning, May 9, 2023, he began to feel ill and became unresponsive. 9-1-1 was immediately dispatched and he was transported to the Limestone Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased from an apparent heart attack. Lieutenant Hempel was also a paramedic for the Limestone Medical Center.