Caller in Fatal SWATing Incident Pleads Guilty

Witchita Police
An update on some audio we posted last year: On December 26th, 2017 Tyler Barriss called the court house in Wichita, Kansas claiming to have shot and killed his father and was holding other family members hostage. Barriss had placed the call after an online dispute over a...
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New Audio: FL Bar Owner Holds Patrons At Gun Point

Orlando Police Patch
Overview Date and Time: 05/09/2015 18:30 hours (approximate) City: Orlando State: Florida Address: 6314 International Dr (Orlando George & Dragon British Pub) Summary Kayla Davis and her boyfriend Darian Elwin went to the Orlando George & Dragon British Pub for dinner to celebrate Elwin’s birthday. While in the...
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Sunnyvale PD Arrest B&E Suspect After Text-to-911

Sunnyvale, CA DPS
Sunnyvale, California police credit text-to-911 with catching 4 suspects who broke into a Mary Avenue home. The victim was hiding under the covers of a bed when they contacted 911 by text message. The suspects stole a number of items from the house along with a Tesla. Dispatchers...
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Tampa 911 Wireless Outage

Tampa Police Badge
Tampa, Florida Police and Fire both were having issues receiving wireless 911 calls on Friday, September 7th. The issues only impacted some callers and resulted in a “fast busy” signal when 911 was dialed. Tampa Police, Fire, and city government circulated notices advising citizens to call ten digit...
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New Resource: 9/11 Audio Tapes

On September 11, 2001 the United States was attacked. Terrorists hijacked 4 airplanes, crashing all of them and killing almost 3,000 people while injuring over 6,000 others. The attacks forever changed America, and our industry as a whole. Listening to the tapes from September 11th is chilling. The...
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Massachusetts Deploying RapidSOS Statewide

MA 911
The Massachusetts State 911 Department is in the final stages of deploying RapidSOS’s 911 Clearing House service to the over 200 PSAPs across their state. The service connects the state’s 911 system with a variety of location data sources that can be provided by handsets that are not...
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1 October After Action Report Released

Route 91 Harvest Festival Logo
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, Clark County Fire, and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have released a comprehensive After Action Report detailing the events of the mass shooting during the Route 91 Harvest Festival last October. The report speaks highly of the overall response by the numerous agencies involved,...
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Man Arrested After Stealing Copper From Radio Tower

Marysville, WA
A Lynnwood, Washington man has been arrested and charged with stealing copper from a public safety radio tower. The man had removed the copper from the Marysville, Washington tower’s grounding system causing an estimated $10,000 worth of damage. Dispatchers noticed the man on a security camera that had...
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New Audio: Kansas SWATing Call Leads to Police Shooting

Witchita Police
Overview Date and Time: 12/26/2017 City: Witchita State: Kansas Address: 1033 West McCormack St Summary A dispute between two gamers playing Call of Duty: World War II that escalated to a SWATing call resulted in an officer shooting an involved person. Shane Gaskill and Casey Viner were on the same team in...
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