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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

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    IF ANY?????????????? It can't possibly be this woman's job to determine if a call is a joke- the kid SAID his mom was passed out.

    This makes me angry and sick-this kids mom might be alive if this dispatcher had bothered to drop her attitude and send help.

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    That is terrible! I am really surpraised that the call was handled that way because one time my daughter called 911 instead of 411 by mistake and was so embarassed that she hung up and two police officers showed up about 5 minutes later to talk to us about her "prank call." What an unfortunate tragedy!


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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    When Courtney was a toddler, she dialed 911 twice playing with the phone and both times were hang-ups and the police were there in a matter of minutes to check up on us.

    I'm disgusted that no one was sent to check up on that boy and his mother. How sad. I can't imagine a six year old sitting there with his mother like that for hours.

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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by stinkerbell
    When Courtney was a toddler, she dialed 911 twice playing with the phone and both times were hang-ups and the police were there in a matter of minutes to check up on us.

    I'm disgusted that no one was sent to check up on that boy and his mother. How sad. I can't imagine a six year old sitting there with his mother like that for hours.
    I did the same thing when I was 4 or 5. The cops were there in a flash.

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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    I can't believe that this 911 dispatcher thought that it was within her scope of training to know what calls were serious and what calls were pranks. Their job is to take the call and respond accordingly. Not stand in judgment over the caller. My deepest sympathy goes out to that child, having lost my parents when I was young I know it will not always be easy for him.
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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Davis did that as well- practiced calling 911. Trouble is the phone was connected. So this cop shows up at the door- and we are all like "wha?"

    Took the poor kid a while to admit it- he was scared he would be in trouble with the police.

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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    My sister is a 911 dispatcher. From what she's told me, this type of incident should not happen. No matter what, the police should be sent out.

    I wonder if they're just going to fire this lady. She's going to have a hard time finding a job again with the county.
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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    My sister called 911 once and told them "her minnie mouse doll was sick" and the cops still came over to the house.

    Now the woman will have to live with this the rest of her life.
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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by dramaqueen
    Now the woman will have to live with this the rest of her life.
    Now that you mention it, that will be great punishment. If she has a conscience that is.

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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    we were discussing current events in my communications class and i ran across this story. See? micechat during school IS good for something
    What an idiot....

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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Looks like the article has been updated-

    Officials said the 911 operator will be disciplined, but because of her years of service she will not be fired.
    YEARS OF SERVICE???? So help me, if they determine that her negligence attributed to this woman's death she needs to be CHARGED! Not given a paycheck!


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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Oy... the article was updated with this ending:

    The family is now pursuing a lawsuit.


    Officials said the 911 operator will be disciplined, but because of her years of service she will not be fired.

    Police continue to investigate.
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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by FrumiousBoojum
    Oy... the article was updated with this ending:
    Because of her years of service?????? What? That's even more of a reason to can her! If she'd been doing this job for a long time and STILL messed up like this, my god.

    I hope the family sues the pants off the city.

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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Quote Originally Posted by a_hyperbole
    I hope the family sues the pants off the city.
    and the dispatcher!

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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    Like I've already posted, LOOPHOLES...

    I'll bet there is even more to the story that we haven't heard yet. I'd like to see her mug on the evening news trying to explain her actions.

    And I again say...PUNITIVE damages should be sought after.

    The City/County (whichever) usually steps in and pays on the behalf of an employee lawsuit, BUT, if the damages are awarded for punitive actions, then the employee is on their own.

    Civil service...
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    Re: Dispatcher thinks 911 call is joke- woman is found dead!

    If Detroit thought they were broke before, wait until this goes to court.

    Can you say CHA CHING? That kid is gonna be rolling in money after this is all said and done.

    I can't believe the dispatcher will keep her job. Not only did she possibly cause the death of someone through her actions (or lack thereof), but she embarrased the city government.

    I'd give her a size 9 in the rear end.

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