Jordan Fineanganofo, 21, is being treated in a hospital for major mental health concerns after being charged with fatally stabbing a paramedic Steven Tougher at a McDonald’s parking lot in southwest Sydney. Let’s see about it in detail.
What happened to paramedic Steven Tougher?
Jordan Fineanganofo, 21, is suspected of fatally stabbing a young paramedic named Steven Tougher in front of a McDonald’s.
At 5.30 a.m. on Friday, Steven Tougher, 29, sat down in the back of his ambulance on Queen St in the Campbelltown neighborhood of southwest Sydney as his shift was about to finish. A guy is accused of forcing open the back doors during Mr. Tougher’s meal break, stabbing him many times, and then running away.
In critical condition, he was transported to Liverpool Hospital, but he eventually passed away.
Sydney paramedic 29-year-old Steven Tougher passed away after being stabbed in Campbelltown.
Mr. Tougher and his wife, who is set to give birth in a few weeks, recently wedded and expecting their second kid. The generosity, understanding, and warmth of Mr. Tougher were praised in a statement released on Saturday by his wife Madison, parents Jillian and Jeff, and sister Jess.
The family said in a statement,
“Steven’s dedication to helping others shone brightest during his work as a NSW Ambulance paramedic and previously as a nurse,”
“But it wasn’t just his medical expertise that made him exceptional – Steven’s compassion touched the lives of so many people.
“He had a way of calming fears, offering words of solace, and showing kindness in the midst of chaotic or traumatic events.
“Steven had an uncanny ability to connect with people, to truly understand their needs, and to provide care with genuine warmth and empathy.
“He was always ready with a smile, a kind word, or a lending hand and brought joy to those around him.”
The family of the deceased said they were still processing their loss.
“While we are still grieving our much-loved husband, father, son, and brother,” the family said.
“We are thankful for all the love and support we’ve received from his NSW Ambulance colleagues, his closest friends and family, the greater NSW Health family, NSW Police, and members of the community.”
The family’s statement came as a mentally ill individual who has been charged with Mr. Tougher’s murder made his initial court appearance.
According to NSW Health Minister Ryan Park, no one could “pretend to imagine” the anguish and suffering his family was going through.
“A gentleman who was doing his job, serving his community, a gentleman who loved the paramedics, he loved his family, he was due to be a dad again in just a few months’ time and it’s absolutely heartbreaking.”
While the immediate priority is on providing for the family, Mr. Park stated that the government will look at ways to make paramedics’ work safer.
A GofundMe page has been organized to help Steven Tougher’s family during this difficult time.
“On the 14th of April we learnt of the tragic news that Madison’s husband Stephen was killed in the line of duty as a paramedic. Stephen was a paramedic with the NSW Ambulance Service and was posted to Southern Sydney.
Madison and Stephen are locals to the Wollongong region. Madison is due to have her second child in a few short weeks.
Madison is a valued team member of the Core Disability Network and her partner was well-known to our community.
We hope that any funds raised through this platform can go to support Madison and her family during this extremely difficult time.
On behalf of the Core Disability Network we extend our deepest condolences to Madison and her young family. We are thinking of you.”
To Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/support-for-madison-and-her-family?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=p_cp%20share-sheet&fbclid=IwAR0Dly-MSVnRNUQQQZijZ54Ap7ZERxflgVAxPoxxIcLAr8YS1x6yP0OagPM
Who is Jordan Fineanganofo?
The 21-year-old Jordan Fineanganofo was detained outside the McDonald’s and transported to the Campbelltown Police Station before being charged with murder.
The Raby man was not present when his case was mentioned in Parramatta Bail Court on Saturday morning; his attorney, Javid Faiz, informed the court that his client would not be requesting release.
Reporters were informed by Mr. Faiz outside the court that Mr. Fineanganofo was receiving a mental health evaluation. Mr. Faiz claimed that his client had mental health problems and was hospitalized under police protection.
Tributes to NSW Paramedic Steven Tougher
Social media was flooded with tributes to Tougher as friends expressed their disbelief. The parking lot where Tougher was murdered has been turned into a temporary memorial. Numerous flower bouquets, a stethoscope, and a helmet from NSW Ambulance have all been left at the spot.
On Friday, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese paid respect to Mr. Tougher by describing his passing as “as shocking as it is tragic.”
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese wrote: “The death of a paramedic in Sydney this morning is as shocking as it is tragic. All Australians send our sympathies and condolences to his loved ones, friends and colleagues. To every frontline worker, you are valued. You keep us safe. You deserve to be safe at work.”
At the scene of Steven Tougher’s death, one letter was left for him. (Jeremy Piper for NCA Newswire)
Mal Lanyon, the deputy commissioner of police for NSW, stated on Friday that Mr Tougher “wanted nothing more than to serve his community.”
Susan Pearce, the health secretary for NSW, grieved as she spoke about the loss. She said,“I’d like to extend the deepest condolences to the wife and family of the paramedic.”
The stabbing, according to NSW Premier Chris Minns, was a “terrible situation” for the entire paramedic community to go through.
People from the neighborhood gathered to pay respects to paramedic Steven Tougher.
Picture: Jeremy Piper for NCA NewsWire.
One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.
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