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Posted: 4/12/2006 7:46:29 AM EDT
i did couple searches and didn't see anything, so don't bitch at me if it's a dupe.



Woman dies after son calls 911; dispatchers think it's a prank

(Update: Detroit, April 7, 2006, 12:24 p.m.) An investigation is underway in Detroit after a six-year-old boy called 911 to get help for his mom, and the operator acted as if it were a joke.

Detroit NBC Affiliate WDIV reports that six-year-old Robert Turner called 911 on February 20. He thought his mother, 46-year-old Sherrill Turner, had passed out. She was later found dead.

911 tapes detail the call, where the boy tells a female operator that his mom had passed out. The operator demands to speak to an adult before sending police.

The boy eventually hung up and called back a short time later. This time, the same operator warns the boy that he could get in trouble for making a prank call to 911. The boy said police didn't arrive until three hours later and found his mother dead.

The boy is living with family members, who are 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.


http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4739612



so somebody died because of this bitch and she gets to keep her job

Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:49:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:51:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 7:52:14 AM EDT by 2A373]
Originally Posted By chips:
i did couple searches and didn't see anything, so don't bitch at me if it's a dupe.



Woman dies after son calls 911; dispatchers think it's a prank

(Update: Detroit, April 7, 2006, 12:24 p.m.)[/quote]

Todays the 12th, did you really think this hadn't been posted?

And do a search for "911" and see what you find.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:54:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 2A373:


And do a search for "911" and see what you find.

idid "child calls 911" and "mother dies 911"

i was assuming that search should bring up the thread with the criteria i entered...
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:56:25 AM EDT
Last nights news showed a lady who is a paraplegic now because she was shot and the Detroit dispatch didn't believe she could be shot in the head and call 911...they are also suing. If you have an emergency, don't have it in Detroit.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 7:58:01 AM EDT
Who knows, she might have been dead at the start.

Another question I have is the cause of death. I have some suspicions.



The person on the 911 line should be fired however. No excuse for such behavior.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:01:01 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:

Originally Posted By 2A373:


And do a search for "911" and see what you find.

idid "child calls 911" and "mother dies 911"

i was assuming that search should bring up the thread with the criteria i entered...



This is ARFCOM search you're using, not Google. When you search for "child calls 911" and "mother dies 911" you are searching for that exact wording, not any combination for those words. You have to search for short key words when searching ARFCOM.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:10:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:23:16 AM EDT
Dupe
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:29:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Zhukov:
Golly - give the guy a break. At least he tried...



No kidding! These Dupitty Dupe Einsatzgruppen can be very ruthless, sometimes.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:29:58 AM EDT
i caught a bit of this on the news. very, very sad.
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:33:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chips:
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Officials said the 911 operator will be disciplined, but because of her years of service she will not be fired.
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http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4739612

so somebody died because of this bitch and she gets to keep her jobhr


That is just wrong! People get fired from making smaller mistakes than that!
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:35:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/12/2006 8:35:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/12/2006 8:35:20 AM EDT by TC6969]
See above.
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