Second Annual Papa's Ride is May 15

Mike and Gwen Collums before his death during an ambulance run in 2017. (Submitted photo)
Staff Writer

EMT Mike Collums may no longer be with us, but scholarships for those who wish to be of service and need help with expenses to become an EMT were created in his memory.

Collums spent his entire life in Clay County and was well-liked and respected. He had an interest in working as an EMT and decided to take an Emergency Medical Services course at EMCC to one day become a paramedic. He had a hectic work schedule, working 40 hours a week for Ormond's Welding in West Point and up to 48 hours a week with MedStat Ambulance Service in Chickasaw County. He had been with MedStat in Houston for 20 years.

For more information about the ride, check out the Wednesday, May 12 edition of DTL.