Family Seeks Answers After LI Medic Dies From Infection
NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Many questions have arisen following the death of a Nassau County ambulance medical technician.
Steve Linzer’s son tells 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera that his family is shocked
Steve Linzer’s family said he was strong and healthy and were shocked after he died within 12 hours of contracting a quick-spreading infection last Wednesday.
“We never imagined something like this,” Linzer’s son, Daniel, said. “We’re just waiting to find out more information about it.”
The family believes 45-year-old Linzer, of Levittown, may have contracted the deadly infection from a patient but Nassau police spokesman Det. Lt. Kevin Smith there’s no evidence of that.
“We’re looking at any suspicious circumstances that might have occurred with any of the patients,” Smith said. “We are looking back at the past cases that he had last week to see if any of them are suspicious in nature.”
The medical examiner’s office will determine the cause of death.
If Linzer got infected on the job his wife and three children would be entitled to line-of-duty death benefits.
Linzer worked in New York City as a medical technician and paramedic for 10 years before transferring to Nassau County.