Paramedic Katherine Malone and EMT Tye Brown were found shot to death in their fire station in Edwardsville, Kansas, outside Kansas City, in the early hours of Saturday morning, April 3, 2004. Both were employed by the Metropolitan Ambulance Service Trust (MAST), which provides EMS service to the suburban Kansas City area.
Malone and Brown, who were also living together, had reportedly gotten restraining orders against Malone's ex-husband, Matthew Bass. Murder charges were filed against Bass on Saturday, before it was discovered that he had committed suicide that morning.
Malone and Brown were the only people working at the fire station on Friday night. They were paged to respond to a call, and when they did not answer, firefighters were sent to check on them.
Malone, who was 30, had worked for MAST for seven years and had recently gotten her paramedic certification. Brown, 31, had been employed for five years, and had served as a combat medic in the National Guard. His brother and stepfather are both with the Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department.
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