If you ever ended up in an ambulance you would probably have wanted someone like Edward Gomez by your side.
There was just a genuine graciousness which made him great at his job, Mack Gilbert, director of operations at Med-Care EMS said. He was one of those guys that really cared.
Gomez worked as a paramedic for Med-Care EMS, which services much of Hidalgo County.
He and his family died when they were hit head on by another car on Highway 100 Sunday morning.
It TMs a horrible, horrible loss, Gilbert said.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) said Gomez, his wife Erika Davila, his 3 year-old daughter Kamilla Gomez and his 13 year-old niece Julexy Alvarez died at the scene.
Gomez TMs co-workers said he was a great father and husband.
Pay days, Edward would almost always bring his daughter and take her out for a treat, Gilbert said.
He was well-liked and had grown to become part of the Med-Care EMS family.
They are an incredibly unique group, who lost a brother that they loved, Gilbert said.
The loss of Gomez TMs family is a sobering reminder that death can come at any moment.
I think we learn that in this industry, EMS, that it doesn TMt matter who you are, bad things happen to good people, Gilbert said.
A bank account has been set up for the Gomez family at IBC bank.