911 Dispatcher Accused of Poor Respon...

911 Dispatcher Accused of Poor Response to O.K. Murder

There are 14 comments on the KCEN story from Aug 23, 2013, titled 911 Dispatcher Accused of Poor Response to O.K. Murder. In it, KCEN reports that:

A 911 dispatcher who took a call about an Australian baseball player's murder has come under criticism for her reaction time.

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PunksNthugIn2obl ivion

Pottstown, PA

#1 Aug 23, 2013
Blaming everyone and everything but the thugs who committed the murder. Teenager thugs purposely killed another person.

It's one thing trying to look for someone to blame but this is getting ridiculous. No need to look, there IS someone to blame.

First the gang or racial angle which is documented is being ignored now the dispatcher is being blamed for someone else's death/murder???

To me that says if 911 had a quicker response these teenage thugs wouldn't be murderers ie people are trying to blame "the system" and not the thugs.
commenters

Knoxville, TN

#2 Aug 23, 2013
True, very, very true.
PunksNthugIn2oblivion wrote:
Blaming everyone and everything but the thugs who committed the murder. Teenager thugs purposely killed another person.
It's one thing trying to look for someone to blame but this is getting ridiculous. No need to look, there IS someone to blame.
First the gang or racial angle which is documented is being ignored now the dispatcher is being blamed for someone else's death/murder???
To me that says if 911 had a quicker response these teenage thugs wouldn't be murderers ie people are trying to blame "the system" and not the thugs.
True, very, very true.
But

Gladewater, TX

#3 Sep 4, 2013
Listen to nearly every 911 call that comes in. When there is a true emergency they waste so much time asking dumb questions! Why did she ask is he whit black or Hispanic? What difference does that make dispatch the dang ambulance!! Or what about the 911 tape that was on the media when the elderly lady is getting attacked by two pit bulls in her house you can hear the dogs growling and barking and biting her as she's screaming the dispatchers is asking her are you ok? Just stay calm mam! What kind of dogs are biting you?? Mam I need you to talk to me!..... What an idiot! To much time is wasted these are precious minutes. I realize that in Mr. Lanes case his wounds were extremely fatal. But if your kid was hurt or dieing and you call 911 you want help not dumb questions!
MSNBC sucks

United States

#4 Sep 4, 2013
I submit that in order to bash someone's job performance, the basher sit and be a dispatcher and see if they can perform any better. At least form an educated opinion before vomitting it on a forum.
But

United States

#5 Sep 4, 2013
I am former first responder, I have sat in on dispatch calls so I'm not spewing anything that I'm not aware of!
MSNBC sucks

United States

#6 Sep 5, 2013
But wrote:
I am former first responder, I have sat in on dispatch calls so I'm not spewing anything that I'm not aware of!
So go be a full time dispatcher and see if you can perform any better than the people in question. Sitting around a dispatch room from time to time would hardly qualify you as a competent 911 dispatcher that judges and degrades others' job performance. Simply put, you have no basis nor experience to be telling anyone that they have done a poor job, you just admiited it.
But

United States

#7 Sep 5, 2013
Doesn't matter what I think the taped conversation speaks for its self! Duncan is a small town it's not like they had 500 calls coming in!! You can make all the excuses you want for this person but they didn't do their job very good. And when you can't perform at a job you should get a different job! I promise you this if you had called in and gotten that dispatcher and you were trying to get emergency help for your child or loved one and they did a piss poor job and that person died you would not be defending them like you are!! And you have to admit that!
Slambo

Castle Rock, CO

#8 Sep 6, 2013
MSNBC sucks wrote:
I submit that in order to bash someone's job performance, the basher sit and be a dispatcher and see if they can perform any better. At least form an educated opinion before vomitting it on a forum.
Trained personnel are supposed to be ready to perform at maximum proficiency. Suggesting any untrained person just sit down and try to do the job is completely asinine.
MSNBC sucks

United States

#9 Sep 6, 2013
But wrote:
Doesn't matter what I think the taped conversation speaks for its self! Duncan is a small town it's not like they had 500 calls coming in!! You can make all the excuses you want for this person but they didn't do their job very good. And when you can't perform at a job you should get a different job! I promise you this if you had called in and gotten that dispatcher and you were trying to get emergency help for your child or loved one and they did a piss poor job and that person died you would not be defending them like you are!! And you have to admit that!
Who said I was defending anyone? Oh, you just assumed that. The point I was making was this, simpleton, I will put this in words you can understand: don't slam others for a poor performance in their job when you know nothing about that particular job, especially whilst you have no educational basis for judging another person's job performance. When you become an expert at dispatching, then and only then will you be able to tell one that they are "piss poor."
MSNBC sucks

United States

#10 Sep 6, 2013
I love how all these !!!!! is somehow supposed to make a reader believe that you actually know what you are posting about.
Slambo

Castle Rock, CO

#11 Sep 6, 2013
You are so asinine.
MSNBC sucks

United States

#12 Sep 6, 2013
Slambo wrote:
You are so asinine.
If calling someone out who has no idea what they are talking about makes me assinine, then, according to your worthless opinion, I am assinine. I am right and you don't like that so you resort to name calling and degredation. Alot of people like you hate themselves. I understand.
But

Murchison, TX

#13 Sep 7, 2013
MSNBC sucks wrote:
I love how all these !!!!! is somehow supposed to make a reader believe that you actually know what you are posting about.
You are not right!! And you know it! You can say what you want but that's why there are job performance evaluations and job criteria! And if you cannot do or perform your job correctly you should be terminated because in the field of a dispatcher your incompetence could cost someone their life! Now I'm guessing your either the dispatcher her self posting or a friend or another dispatcher! I am not trying to bash dispatchers, and I know and understand there job can be busy and stressful! All I'm saying is if you cannot perform your job correctly please quit so someone else can fill that position who can do it better!
MSNBC sucks

United States

#14 Sep 7, 2013
But wrote:
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You are not right!! And you know it! You can say what you want but that's why there are job performance evaluations and job criteria! And if you cannot do or perform your job correctly you should be terminated because in the field of a dispatcher your incompetence could cost someone their life! Now I'm guessing your either the dispatcher her self posting or a friend or another dispatcher! I am not trying to bash dispatchers, and I know and understand there job can be busy and stressful! All I'm saying is if you cannot perform your job correctly please quit so someone else can fill that position who can do it better!
Someone such as yourself? I am rolling reading all your !!!!!! You guessed wrong. I am neither a dispatcher, the dispatcher, or even a friend of the dispatcher in question. You obviously have a delusional mindset putting others down about something you know nothing about. That said, you should try to improve your low self esteem before putting someone else down just to prop yourself up.

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