ER workers recall Oct. day with 3 highway crashes

November 16, 2014 10:05 AM

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After a workday he could only describe in battle metaphors, John Gavin retreated to a room in his Old Lyme home with his acoustic guitar to sing his favorite Bruce Cockburn song, finding solace in familiar lyrics that gave voice to the pain and anguish he'd just witnessed.

"I just strummed my guitar and prayed until I felt a release, and let it go," said Gavin, 56, a Lawrence + Memorial Hospital paramedic for 25 years. "I believe in God, and I believe it's not up to me who lives and who dies. Sometimes I do the very best I can and they still die."

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