In Memory

Amelia (Amy) Daws

Amelia (Amy) Daws


Amy had healing hands, and was very good with people. She often said she would rather be in the air than anywhere else. She loved being a flight nurse and was filled with energy and knowledge, with a good insight as to what the patient needed.

Amelia Daws Riebe (Amy), 41, of Seattle, Washington, was killed in the line of duty on September 11, 1995. She was one of a three-person team sent for transport of a pregnant woman to the Swedish Hospital in Seattle, Washington. Before reaching the patient, however, the air ambulance crashed into the calm slate gray waters of Puget Sound in Washington. There were no survivors.

Amy was employed by Airlift Northwest as a flight nurse.

A scholarship program established by Airlift Northwest, located in Seattle, Washington, honors those lost in the line of duty. It gives out scholarships during the National EMS Conference in the area of clinical education, and the education of safety and medical training for Emergency Medicals Services.

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07/24/12 01:02 PM #1    

Geri Kemnitz (Woodward)

Amy was so sweet, and her twin CeCe, I think she was a flight nurse? Amy, you are missed.


09/16/12 07:02 PM #2    

Geri Kemnitz (Woodward)

Can't beleive I wrote, think she was a flight nurse? Of course, and if I would have read her profile I would have seen it. I remember when i happened, such a loss. Geri

02/13/13 11:23 AM #3    

Jerri Jahnke

After I graduated from ASU's College of Nursing in 1976, I began working the night shift at St. Joseph's Hospital on the same floor Amy worked.  She already had the calm and competent demeanor mentioned above.  She eventually moved on to the Emergency Room.  I, to the Operating Room.  Over the years I ran into Amy occasionally.  I learned of her death on a local news broadcast.  I was honored to call her a colleague.  Smart, sophisticated, and stunningly beautiful!


10/19/22 07:37 AM #4    

Kenneth Murphy, COL, Us Army (Ret) (Murphy)

As an RN that has flown medevac in the Army and in the civilian world my heart goes out to her.  She lost her life serving others......

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