NJ Trooper Cleared in Shooting at Wrong Address

An unnamed New Jersey State Trooper has been cleared after he shot and wounded a Cumberland County man in July of 2016. The trooper, along with a second trooper, responded to a 9-1-1 call. When they arrived the man confronted the troopers armed with a shotgun believing they...
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Site Outage 2/11/17

On Saturday, February 11, 2017 at about 8:30 am EST our web host began experiencing major issues with the server that The 911 Line website, wiki, and email reside on. It took the host until about 2:00 am the following morning to resolve the issue. At this point...
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Arizona DPS Releases Pursuit Audio

Arizona DPS
An investigation is ongoing after a pursuit ended in the death of a car thief suspect. Initial reports indicate that an off duty administrator for the Arizona Department of Public Safety, Deputy Director Heston Silbert, followed a car that he believed had been stolen. The vehicle Silbert was operating...
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Lawsuit Follows 911 Open Line

Fredericksburg, Virginia’s 9-1-1 center is the subject of a lawsuit following the death of Robert Paulus. Paulus had dialed 9-1-1 when he experienced a fatal heart problem in April of 2016, however was unable to speak when the 9-1-1 operator came on the line. The operator attempted to...
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Andover Teen Pleads in SWATing Case

Essex County DA's Office
An Andover, Massachusetts 17 year old has pleaded guilty after being tried for a number of SWATing incidents across the country. After an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and multiple State Police agencies. The teen is accused of leading...
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Help Bring Back 911dispatch.com

We’ve started an IndieGoGo page to raise funds to try and bring back 911dispatch.com. From the page: What is This Project? 9-1-1 dispatchers, police dispatchers, fire dispatchers, and ambulance dispatchers are the link between the public and our emergency services. Every day thousands of 9-1-1 personnel man the...
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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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