Murdered woman's husband sues sheriff...

Murdered woman's husband sues sheriff's office

There are 17 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Apr 10, 2008, titled Murdered woman's husband sues sheriff's office. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

Charlotte County, Florida The husband of Denise Amber Lee, the North Port woman who was kidnapped and killed, is suing the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office over what he calls "severe incompetence" in the ...

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Hernando

Lady Lake, FL

#1 Apr 10, 2008
I hope he wins. Also, the dispatcher who took the call ought to be sued personally, and everything they own taken from them and their wages garnished for the next 25 years. Maybe then they would think when a concerned citizen calls.
Tee

Zephyrhills, FL

#2 Apr 10, 2008
This is very sad. Prayers to the family.
Allan

Palm Harbor, FL

#3 Apr 10, 2008
I don't have much confidence in 911 call takers. I have made two 911 calls in two different areas of Florida for possible drunk drivers. They were all over the road. One was in West Palm County. The female driver ran off the road several times almost hitting light poles and hitting a car sitting at a red light. The female driver then finally pulled off the road and stopped and I stopped. I followed the truck for about 5 miles or more telling the 911 call taker where I was and what roads we turned on. When I crossed an intersection she was told the name of the road. For some reason the call taker could not seem to know where the road was, I had told her two or three times the name of the road. Then I got out and confronted the female. Went back to my car and my wife was still talking to the call taker and my wife called Onstar which I do not pay for and Onstar told my wife the same road as I told the call taker. I was out with the driver for about 10 minutes and 2 different sheriff patrol cars past me. I was so pissed off and went back to my car and my wife was still trying to tell the call taker where we were. I told her to hang up on the call taker she is a idiot. So, we drove the female about 2 miles to the females home. And another time I was here in Pinellas County and a car almost sideswipped two different cars. I told the call taker where we were and the next intersection. I ended up calling 911 three times and the second and third time I asked the 911 call taker to transfer me to the police department where I was driving in. I had to tell them the story on what I have witnessed before they would transfer me. To me if someone know where to transfer the call takers should transfer them, and don't ask them questions. The guy in the cadi drove thru the grass in front of the Taco Bell. When I finally got the police to get there the guy was gone. I stayed behind these people because I knew if I didn't the police would never find them.
Sonny Wrangler

Tampa, FL

#4 Apr 10, 2008
As I have stated before I can't imagine how the father of Denise Amber Lee, who also is a Charlotte County Law Enforcement Officer, can continue to work for the present Sheriff.

I can imagine the pain and grief that Nathan Lee is having to endure knowing that the love of his life was cut short by such incompetence.

I have personally experienced medical malpractice that cut short the love of my life.

If anyone deserves justice it has to be Nathan and his children.

The incompetence exhibited by the Dispatchers is truly a reflection of the Sheriff who should be asked to resign.

The Dispatchers should have been terminated.

I've seen how a competent Dispatch Operation runs and that is because that Sheriff who is the leader demands excellence from his department.

Excellence comes from the constant monitoring and reviews of every member of the Sheriff's Department.

A 911 Dispatch Operator is an extension of a Deputy Sheriff whose job is to protect and serve those in need of help.

Go for it Nathan....

What you may receive will never be enough to offset your loss but it may serve as a reminder to other Law Enforcement Agencies throughout Florida and the U.S.A. that this kind of performance is unacceptable.
Carolyn

Williamstown, NJ

#5 Apr 11, 2008
I just saw this story on the Today Show but they failed to mention where she was abducted. I was so moved by the story I decided to search on Google and here I am. I cannot understand how a 911 dispatcher could FORGET to relay the call from the concerned citizen about a woman screaming in a car. This should never have happened and that lovely young mother should be alive. My prayers go out to the family.
David Charles

Mobile, AL

#6 Apr 11, 2008
I just saw the Today Show interview with Nathaniel Lee. He ought to own Charlotte County after this negligent 911 operator "Forgot" to perforn their "Iminent" job. A job that should be performed during the 911 call itself. That operator didn't forget to do their job. They didn't "DO" their job at all. Probably to busy wondering which other Law Enforcement Official was getting the last jelly donut in the break room.
LLL44

Oakville, Canada

#7 Apr 11, 2008
Nathan...Sue their butts off, get as much money as you can! Money won't bring back your beautiful wife or the mother of your kids, but can pay for therapy for all of you... and hopefully you never have to work again so you can spend every minute with your kids.
Denise had several opportunities to be rescued & saved... and those of you that dropped the ball, I hope this haunts you for the rest of your life. You deserve to lose your jobs, at the least.... but there should be more punishment.
Nathan, my thoughts are with you & your family. I hope you heal.
no surprised

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Apr 11, 2008
The incompetence of government trained employees goes beyond all our knowing. The sad thing is that the government still runs law enforcement. The police needs competition. Truly privatized police to keep our "police" informed. We clean up the mess, when prevention should be emphasized. I am disappointed, unsurprised, and saddened by Mr. Lee's loss. My thoughts and prayers reach to him and his children. I would like to see the dispatches face severe criminal penalties. There is NO excuse for this. What price is there on a genuine human life with 2 children and a husband? Obviously to the florida government 2 days suspension.
Lucky for them

United States

#9 Apr 11, 2008
I can't believe this. Those dispatchers and relatives of King are lucky I'm not Nathan....
fl dispatcher

Old Town, FL

#10 Apr 24, 2008
i am hearing about this for the first time today i am sorry to say and i am horrified by this. to your family i send my deepest sympathy. i am a dispatcher in florida as well and just cant see how this could happen. my partners and i would have never been this negligent. when you call 911 you expect positive results or at the very least an attempt at a postive ending. i am fully aware that you can't save everyone every time we receive a call, but we are trained to go above and beyond to make sure that we save as many as possible. again i am sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time...
stillsad

Jenison, MI

#11 Apr 30, 2008
http://deniseamberlee.org/

a website that will be up and running soon with info and updates.
Sonny Wrangler

Tampa, FL

#12 May 1, 2008
stillsad wrote:
http://deniseamberlee.org/
a website that will be up and running soon with info and updates.
Thanks for the heads up...
vwalker

Kittanning, PA

#13 Sep 21, 2008
Allan wrote:
I don't have much confidence in 911 call takers. I have made two 911 calls in two different areas of Florida for possible drunk drivers. They were all over the road. One was in West Palm County. The female driver ran off the road several times almost hitting light poles and hitting a car sitting at a red light. The female driver then finally pulled off the road and stopped and I stopped. I followed the truck for about 5 miles or more telling the 911 call taker where I was and what roads we turned on. When I crossed an intersection she was told the name of the road. For some reason the call taker could not seem to know where the road was, I had told her two or three times the name of the road. Then I got out and confronted the female. Went back to my car and my wife was still talking to the call taker and my wife called Onstar which I do not pay for and Onstar told my wife the same road as I told the call taker. I was out with the driver for about 10 minutes and 2 different sheriff patrol cars past me. I was so pissed off and went back to my car and my wife was still trying to tell the call taker where we were. I told her to hang up on the call taker she is a idiot. So, we drove the female about 2 miles to the females home. And another time I was here in Pinellas County and a car almost sideswipped two different cars. I told the call taker where we were and the next intersection. I ended up calling 911 three times and the second and third time I asked the 911 call taker to transfer me to the police department where I was driving in. I had to tell them the story on what I have witnessed before they would transfer me. To me if someone know where to transfer the call takers should transfer them, and don't ask them questions. The guy in the cadi drove thru the grass in front of the Taco Bell. When I finally got the police to get there the guy was gone. I stayed behind these people because I knew if I didn't the police would never find them.

Allan, not all 911 operators are incompetent. the incidents you refer to that happened in Florida should not reflect on ALL 911 calltakers. This is a very difficult job (I am one) and most are very good at what they do. DISPATCHERS SAVE SECONDS---SECONDS SAVE LIVES.
Mikey T

Hagerstown, MD

#14 Sep 27, 2008
Florida law enforcment are not worth much.
They throw handicaps out of wheelchairs.

Affimative action has created an enviorment for this type of in-action.

Monkeys can't fly.
Walt

Sarasota, FL

#15 Jan 23, 2009
I just don't know what to say.
I saw Nathan at the Poinsettia parade and wanted to day something, but what?
I felt so sad for him and the kids.
I couldn't say anything new, anything witty, anything helpful, anything that hasnít already been said, i think i would just cry.
I know he needs to take car of the kids and enjoy life and it seems he is doing that, good for him.
I just can't imagine him and his father in-law not wanting to just tear up King.
Nathan what a cool guy, keep up the good work and don't give up. Maybe if you keep at it, just one other life might be saved, and then maybe more!
lakerfan

Murfreesboro, TN

#16 Jan 23, 2009
This is so sad. I hope that Nathan and the children can get whatever justice possible to help them deal with their loss. I know that all 911 dispatchers are not incompetent but from what I read in the story, the ones who dealt with this case aren't fit to mop floors.
Reason

Hayes, VA

#17 Jan 27, 2009
It is terribly unfortunate and a tragedey beyond words!! We live in a world of strange and evil occurrences. The thought of losing a human life in this manner is unspeakable!!
The negative tone observed here on this site, fuels a fire that will burn out of control. Anger leads to irrational thoughts and behaviors.
Ms. Lee's family have obviously endured a loss that will affect them for forever! Negative connotations surrounding the events of this tragedy will not allow the family to rest or ever enjoy the feeling of peace.

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