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Tampa 911 Wireless Outage

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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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9-1-1 Transcripts Released in FL Murder/Suicide

The surviving victim of a Jacksonville, Florida murder/suicide attempt called 9-1-1 asking for help after her ex-boyfriend shot her, her twin daughters, and her father. At the same time a neighbor heard the gun shots and called 9-1-1, giving dispatchers vital information. There had been a history of...
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FL Man Arrested for 9-1-1 Abuse

A Naples, Florida man was arrested after calling and texting 9-1-1 to report “a man selling drugs”. Officers responded to the area where the calls were coming from and found Gabriel Rangelmartinez with a phone to his ear. When officers called the number that had been placing the...
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Alert Off-Duty Dispatcher Catches Murderer

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An alert off-duty Jacksonville, Florida sheriff dispatcher has been credited with catching a murderer. Briana Withers was working a second job as a hotel receptionist when she noticed wanted killer Bryan Cooke acting strange at the hotel. Withers alerted police to Cooke’s strange activity and he was found...
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New Audio: School Bomb Threat

Overview Date and Time: 05/04/15 (unknown time) City: Winter Springs (Seminole County) State: Florida Address: Unknown Summary Kenneth Petruzziello, a 19 year old from Winter Springs, Florida, dialed 9-1-1 on May 4, 2015 and reported there was a bomb in the high school. The building was subsequently evacuated...
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Man Hits on Dispatcher, Lands in Jail

Edward Garcia, a 44 year old Florida man, landed behind bars after he dialed 9-1-1 bragging about having big muscles and asking the dispatcher if she was single. Garcia made three calls to 9-1-1, each with the same content. Police tracked the calls to a camp site and...
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New Audio: Flakka Bender Shooting

Overview Date and Time: 04/10/15 08:58 hrs City: West Park (Broward County) State: Florida Address: 4111 SW 21st Street Summary Broward County Sheriff responded to a shooting on April 10, 2015 in West Park, Florida. On arrival deputies found Richard Andrews had been shot in the face with...
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