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911 Hero

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In other news in Florida, there is this transcript of a 911 operator talking to a 5 year old child who saw her parents shot:

OPERATOR: 911, what is your emergency? CHILD: Um, hello. OPERATOR: Hello. Is everything okay? CHILD: My mommy and daddy … OPERATOR: Uh-huh. CHILD: I think there is a bullet on the floor. OPERATOR: And the what? CHILD: And there is blood, coming out of my dad’s mouth and he fell off the bed. OPERATOR: He did? Where’s mommy at? CHILD: She is, I don’t know, I think they’re dead. OPERATOR: What do you mean, sweetheart? CHILD: I don’t know. OPERATOR: Okay, your daddy’s on the floor. How old are you? CHILD: I’m 5 years old and I have a dog in a house. OPERATOR: Okay baby, okay. Let me get someone right over to you. Did you, did you go in your mommy and daddy’s room? CHILD: Uh-huh, and there is blood.

Read the rest – we often hear about 911 calls but rarely get to see an operator doing such a fine job. This little girl woke up to a tragic nightmare she will likely never forget, but when she reached out for help, it was there. A glass raised.

Update On the other hand, clearly the job calls for patience as this recording shows. (Will download a WMA file.) It’s just the thing for this awful day. May we all be protected from the wrong cheeseburger!

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Written by martinipundit

March 31, 2005 at 8:54 am

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