Paramedic Gerald "Garry" Hammer

Photo of Paramedic Gerald "Garry" Hammer
Last Call: Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 39 years
Age: 62


His wife, Pamela; daughters - Janae Dull, Joni Humbarger, and Jenny; sons - Jeremy and Joshua; and 12 grandchildren.


Paramedic Hammer suffered a fatal heart attack minutes after arriving home from a 12-hour overnight shift. He had made emergency responses during his tour of duty, including a 55-minute emergency transport from LaGrange to Fort Wayne.

In addition to serving as a paramedic with LaGrange County EMS, he served as: LaGrange County Sheriff's Department SWAT Medic; Cadaver Dog Handler with Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 3 Search and Rescue Task Force; Deputy Coroner in LaGrange and Noble Counties; and was a member of the Primary Instructors Education Committee of the Indiana Board of EMS. He was also Critical Care certified and CISM certified.


LaGrange County E.M.S. Patch
207 North Townline Road
LaGrange, Indiana 46761
(260) 463-2143


There are 20 tributes for Paramedic Gerald "Garry" Hammer.

Left by Ben Weidner on Saturday, February 1st, 2014

I had the honor of working with and learning from Garry! What an awesome man and Paramedic. He will be greatly missed!