That was long ago and failed because I could not type as fast as required by the job.  And after this video, I am suddenly happy I did not get it or I would have gone crazy.

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — The Henderson Police Department released body camera video regarding the recent officer-involved shooting.

On October 21, 2019, at 12:11 p.m., the Henderson Police Department responded to the 10000 block of S. Eastern Avenue about a 911 disconnect call.
In the video, officers arrived at the residence and found a 7-year-old boy with stab wounds and an agitated woman, identified as 37-year-old Claudia Nadia Rodriguez.
A struggled ensued between Rodriguez and the officer, which resulted in the use of deadly force.

Disturbing body camera video released of officer-involved shooting in Henderson

Sweet God, I’d be a full blown alcoholic if I had to deal with calls like that every day. Imagine hearing people having their worse day in their lives calling you for help and you must remain cool, professional and fight every instinct you have to drop everything and go help. And yes, they are sending help in the most efficient manner, but still the need to be hands-on helping must be overwhelming, specially when it is a child begging on the other side of the phone line.

911 Operators have my absolute respect.

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

3 thoughts on “Did you know I applied to be a 911 Operator?”
  1. There are plenty of reddit horror stories. I decided that is wasn’t worth the psychological stress. Call center work in general is not for everyone anyway. I can do it because I understand the depths of human stupidity and inability to perform simple tasks but I don’t want PTSD from my job.

  2. I retired after 35 years of 9-1-1 dispatching (I don’t type that fast, but was hired before 9-1-1 and grandfathered in). Fortunately I worked in a small (pretty quiet) town. Most of our calls were of the “dog barking”, “neighbors are parking in front of my house” type. There were some calls that were bad, but they were relatively few. I’ve been retired now for 11 years and can now go for a couple of weeks without dreaming about work (though most of those nightmares are that I just can’t get help there fast enough).

  3. 22 years as a firemedic. I always had respect for our dispatchers who were able to juggle major scenes. There were multiple units wanting information, passing on information, giving orders, and other traffic. The vast majority of the time, they kept it all straight.

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