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Dispatcher Loses Home to Fire

A Detroit, Michigan 9-1-1 operator lost her house to an early morning fire last week while she was working. Shanesha Pugh’s husband and two daughters were transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation, and they lost all of their belongings in the fire. Their home has been left...
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New Audio: Lancaster Suicide by Cop

Lancaster Sheriff Patch
Overview Date and Time: 05/28/2015 14:15 hrs City: Lancaster (Lancaster County) State: South Carolina Address: U.S. 521 Summary Darrell Morgan, a pastor at the Free Will Baptist Church, confronted his estranged wife with a handgun inside a corner store on May 28, 2015. The store manager intervened and...
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MA Politicians Become Victims of SWATing Calls

Melrose Police Patch
Two Massachusetts politicians were victims of recent SWATing calls. Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund and U.S. Representative Katherine Clark both had police show up at their homes after the local police received automated phone calls on their business lines relating there had been shootings at the addresses. Clark has...
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Las Vegas 9-1-1 Crashes For Hours

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police
The 9-1-1 system at the Metropolitan Police Department was unusable for  about 6 and a half hours on February 2, 2016 due to an unknown system error. At about 3:30 p.m. callers to the 9-1-1 and non-emergency 3-1-1 systems were met with a busy tone. Officials quickly began...
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