911 recordings bring back horrible memories

2013-12-09T00:00:00Z 911 recordings bring back horrible memories nwitimes.com
December 09, 2013 12:00 am

Again the media are hot after news, so they have to drag the Newtown tragedy back into the public eye. What can the public possibly want from these phone calls? Do the media want to play Monday morning quarterback?

I challenge any member of the press to sit in a communications center during a "hot" call. Remember you have not only your officers' lives in your hands, but your fire and EMS personnel, your caller's life and many, many others involved in that one incident.

Then what do you do when you get another call, this one is an infant not breathing? And the next call is a man calling to complain about his neighbor's kid playing his radio too loud. All these calls must be answered in a timely manner.

All this will accomplish is to bring back horrible memories.

- Shirley Seebeck, Chesterton

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