Texarkana Arkansas Police Recognize Local Physician & Paramedic


The Texarkana Arkansas Police Department recognize local physician, Dr. Matt Young, for his years of Emergency Medical Treatment training for Texarkana SWAT officers.

The TAPD posted this to their Facebook Page:

Texarkana SWAT began incorporating emergeny medical treatment into our annual training syllabus many years ago. Dr. Matt Young has been with us the whole way, never waivering in his support of local law enforcement, whether it be training or an actual operational scenario. A sincere thank you to Dr. Matt Young and to Lifenet’s Brian Smith, who take time out of their schedules to spend the day training with us. Both are outstanding resources and special friends to our community!

From Texarkanaemergencycenter.com:

Dr. Matthew Young has been practicing Emergency Medicine in East Texas for over 16 years. Dr. Young is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He studied and received his training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Young has served as the Medical Director of Emergency Services at both local hospitals. Dr. Young has been the Medical Director for LifeNet, Inc. for more than a decade. Dr. Young is happily married to his wife of many years, Cindy. They have two sons, Logan and Garrett. Dr. Young is the son of Dr. Mitchell and Donna Young. Dr. Mitchell Young practiced general surgery in the area for over 40 years.

Brian Smith has spent many years on the front lines with Lifenet.


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