Caller: "An officer is violating my civil rights!" Dame: "How so, sir?" C: "He told me to sit." D: "It'll probably be smart to do as he says. Did he say why he wants you to sit?" C: "Cause I'm too drunk to stand"
As most of you may know, National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is celebrated annually during the second week of April. I happened to be on vacation for it this year (I know... *gasp* a vacation?!?), so I'm getting caught up on all the happenings from that week.
We get a huge signed posterboard from the officers. Some leave a little note for us, some just sign. We have this one newer officer who had a little bit of difficulty during FTO, and he wrote "Thanks for fixing all my mistakes, covering my 6, and telling me what to do!"
So sweet. But let's see if he feels that way in 10 years.
A twenty-something dispatcher taking 911 calls, yapping on the radio, and dealing with the general public - with a mad case of headset hair. Not quite so jaded yet, but not naive as I once was. Losing my soul one call at a time.
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