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Russell C. Hogue, Paramedic

The EMS community in Rochester, New York, is mourning the loss of Paramedic Russ Hogue. 

God must have needed another hero...and so an angel who protected us on earth now watches over us from heaven.
Russ, like so many EMS professionals, worked numerous jobs. He was a paramedic with Rural/Metro Rochester and Spencerport (NY) Ambulance. He passed away while on duty at Spencerport, March 12, 2011. He was 45 years old. 

I got to know Russ while he was a student in the Monroe Community College Paramedic Program. We had much in common...particularly, we both have large families. Russ was more than a caring provider who touched many lives. He was one of those paramedics that truly loved what he did. I respected him greatly for the way he conducted himself. He wanted to be a paramedic because it was an honorable thing to do...not for lights, not for sirens, not for glory...for others. 

People gravitated towards Russ. Perhaps it was the calm demeanor. Perhaps his dedication. Maybe it was simply because Russ was just a down-to-earth good guy. And that is how I'll remember him.
Our prayers are with his family as a community mourns with them.

As printed in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Russell C. Hogue

Scottsville: 3/12/2011 (formerly of Nova Scotia, Canada) Passed away suddenly at the age of 45. Survived by his loving wife Patricia; children, Stephanie (Nova Scotia), Paul, Patrick, Ian, Alex, Madison, Colin (at home); parents, Paul and Judy Hogue; mother and father-in-law, James and Louise Boyle; brother, Jeffrey (Leslie) Hogue; several nieces and nephews, sister and brother-in-laws (Nova Scotia) and many dear friends.

In addition to being a dedicated husband and father, Russ was President of the Scottsville Fire Corporation, a paramedic with Rural Metro and Spencerport Ambulance and a volunteer at Scottsville Ambulance. He committed his life to service of others, will remain in our hearts and deeply missed.

Family & friends may call at the Scottsville Fire Department, 385 Scottsville-Mumford Road, Scottsville on Wednesday from 4-8PM. Rite of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10AM at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, Scottsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. To leave an online condolence, please visit:

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