In Memory

Honoring The Ones We Have Lost


A native of the Kim, Colorado area, Lon Robertson was a vital member of the Emergency Services community in Southeast Colorado. In addition to his skills in ranching and carpentry, Lon became an EMT not long after high school. He then attended Amarillo College to become a paramedic and spent the next 12 years in Texas working as a medic and Area Manager at Rural Metro Ambulance Service which he helped expand and grow. In 1997, Lon and his family moved back to Branson, Colorado, and began running the family cattle business. Lon and his wife Anita then bought the general store in Kim, renaming it The Kim Outpost. To the Kim community, Lon brought along his experience as a medic and provided many years of volunteer work for the Kim Area Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance service. He taught many EMT certification classes, as well as First Aid/CPR. He passed away on April 13th, 2019, at his home in Branson, CO. Our communities have lost a true hero, whose lifesaving work continues to leave an impact. Read more.


We are deeply grieved by the loss of our leader, Paramedic Rick Hartley, on November 6th, 2015.

Selfless Service. Humble Leader. Natural Educator. Unparalleled Commitment. Forward Thinking. Compassionate Caregiver. Rick personified all those things and more. With more than 30 years experience in Emergency Medical Services, Hartley dedicated much of his adult life to furthering EMS not only in his own hometown of Springfield, Colorado, but also across the entire state. Read more.


Springfield EMS Association and Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service would like to honor the memory of a good friend and co-worker, Stanley “Stan” Koehn, who passed away on April 29, 2015. Prior to his passing Koehn was actively serving as the Vice-President for Springfield EMS Association of which he had been a part for nearly 20 years. He had also worked as a part-time employee and volunteer with SECH Ambulance Service and volunteered with Walsh Ambulance Service. Koehn had been an EMT in Baca County since the early 1990s and had been certified in Kansas before then. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.