Indiana Firefighter/Paramedic Dies After Shift

An Indiana Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Zionsville Firefighter/Paramedic Cody Richardson, 26, was found unresponsive Monday not long after his shift ended.

On its website, fire officials noted: "Cody has saved a lot of lives, but after all efforts were exhausted, Cody’s life was not able to be saved."

Richardson's last shift at Zionsvile Fire Station 91 ended at 7 a.m. Monday.

"Later this same day, Cody was found unresponsive at a farm in northern Boone County, transported to a local area hospital and was pronounced dead of a cause still to be determined," the department said.

"Cody will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife, family and friends," fire officials said in the statement.

Richardson was hired as a part-time Firefighter/EMT at Zionsville in 2007.

He went through the Zionsville Fire Department full-time hiring process and was hired as a full-time Firefighter/EMT on Aug. 31, 2008. He later went through paramedic school and became a Firefighter/Paramedic.

Funeral arrangements are pending.