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Driver's body found day after police abandon search

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Pissedoff Possum

Lexington, KY

#1 Feb 22, 2008
"devastated by it, because they're very dedicated officers,"

dedicated or inept ?
Too cold

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Feb 22, 2008
Definition of dedicated please.
Angie

Wakarusa, IN

#3 Feb 22, 2008
There is no excuse for this. It sounds like the dispatcher assumed they checked on the car and the officers assumed the car was there for another reason. What a sad story.
Bill500

United States

#4 Feb 22, 2008
Unacceptable, all the way around. When did dispatchers become the "directors" during an emergency response, such as this. This dispatchers assumptions and a few words, "probably a weird joke", to the responding officers, with little doubt, contributed to this man's death. Additionally, the offficers should have taken more initiative and checked the area.
Lawyer up

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Feb 22, 2008
I smell settlement.

“This is Jack and Bear”

Since: Sep 07

Indianapolis, IN

#6 Feb 22, 2008
The officer and the dispatcher should both be fired for not investigating this to the fullest. What a sad story. My heartfelt prayers go out to this family.
CNP

Brownsburg, IN

#7 Feb 22, 2008
You need to do a better job of using people first language when talking about individuals with disabilities.
no one

United States

#8 Feb 22, 2008
Oh Yes, you can see they were very dedicated officers.
Ms L

Fort Wayne, IN

#9 Feb 22, 2008
This is Garrett we're talking about of course they didn't look!
Crazy

Northborough, MA

#10 Feb 22, 2008
Yeah! Like I said..police cannot protect you.

Why don't people get that?

Send them both to jail for neglegent homocide. That is what it is.
Nathan

Indianapolis, IN

#11 Feb 22, 2008
They must be pretty dedicated if they can't even get out of their cruiser to see if there was anyone inside the vehicle. It must have just been too cold for them to go the extra mile.
Just Me

Byron Center, MI

#12 Feb 22, 2008
CNP wrote:
You need to do a better job of using people first language when talking about individuals with disabilities.
I agree. People have autism, They are not autistic people. Same goes for epilepsy.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

South Bend, IN

#13 Feb 22, 2008
Since when is an epileptic person permitted to drive when they have 'frequent seizures?' Having 'frequent seizures' sure doesn't sound like a physician has determined the disease is under control.
Smoke

Morrice, MI

#14 Feb 22, 2008
Angie wrote:
There is no excuse for this. It sounds like the dispatcher assumed they checked on the car and the officers assumed the car was there for another reason. What a sad story.
Hey Norton.. What do you want Ralphie Boy?? You gonna get out and go look? You get out and go look. I am not getting out. I am not getting out either. Car 54 where are you?? Answer the radio Ralphie boy. Norton, Are you gonna do anything?? Not today Ralphie boy... Me either.
mykidzmom

Greenfield, IN

#15 Feb 22, 2008
FIRE THEM AND SUE FOR AS MUCH AS YOU CAN GET. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY. THIS IS ONE MORE REASON THAT EPILEPTICS SHOULD NOT HAVE A DRIVER'S LISCENSE.
thomas jefferson

Owensboro, KY

#16 Feb 22, 2008
can somebody please arrest and charge the dispatch operator that assured everyone its all ok while they sit in their dispatchers chair on their fat butts eating krispies. enough of having these 911 operators make a joke out of these events instead of doing their job.
puleeze

Delaware, OH

#17 Feb 22, 2008
Just Me wrote:
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I agree. People have autism, They are not autistic people. Same goes for epilepsy.
Get a life.
Life is a Moving Target

Covington, KY

#18 Feb 22, 2008
But the dispatcher replied, "It's probably meant to be some sort of weird joke. But yeah, he got our attention."

Who gets to make that type of determination. The dispatcher should be reprimanded as well.
little ol lady

Kenosha, WI

#19 Feb 22, 2008
BALL DROPPED WITH #1 CALL. THAT IS WHO WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT FOR THIS PROBLEM.WHERE DID THE DISPATCHER GET ALL HIS INFO? SOUNDS LIKE THE BIG BRUSH OFF TO ME.
oh yeah

Burlington, KY

#20 Feb 22, 2008
If passers-by were so concerned why did they not stop?? What ever happened to good samaitans? I guess they were only concerned enough to pick up the phone.

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