Sunday, April 16, 2023

Sadness in Sydney

Man, 21, charged with murder over fatal stabbing of paramedic Steven Tougher in Sydney's south-west

‘Absolute legend’: Tributes flow for paramedic Steven Tougher, 29, stabbed to death at Campbelltown McDonalds, as man charged with murder identified

Newlywed paramedic was allegedly stabbed 50 times after being stalked in a McDonald's carpark

The family of a paramedic who was allegedly stabbed to death at a Sydney McDonald'ssaid he "touched the lives of so many people".

Steven Tougher, 29, married the love of his life last month and his second baby is due in just a few weeks.
On Saturday afternoon, his wife, parents and sister issued a statement on behalf of the entire family, saying the young paramedic's compassion was "exceptional".
"Steven's dedication to helping others shone brightest during his work as a NSWAmbulance paramedic and previously as a nurse," the family said.
"But it wasn't just his medical expertise that made him exceptional – Steven's compassion touched the lives of so many people.
"He had a way of calming fears, offering words of solace, and showing kindness in the midst of chaotic or traumatic events.

Steven Tougher: ‘Touched the lives of so many': Family pays tribute to paramedic killed outside Sydney McDonald's