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Old 05-07-2009, 09:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The girl didn't help the situation either but still shocking nonetheless.

911 police officer refuses to help girl who calls about her dying father because she said the F word before the call was answered - Boing Boing
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is really stupid. People overreact when people are dying. And them hanging up on her. That's just wrong
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If I were the officer's supervisor, he would be suspended (if not fired) immediately. People in crisis situations use foul language; he should learn to deal. If he's that sensitive, he has no business working as a first responder.
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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According to the video he was suspended without pay for 2 weeks. Also, he was a 20 year veteran on the police force with no other incidents against him. However, I agree with you; you cannot have that kind of negligence in that area.
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i can't see the video from work, so i am wondering if there is a better source for info on this than boing boing? my search thus far hasn't turned up anything.
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Here is another article on it.
Video: Adrianne Ledesma 911 Call and Sgt Robert Mcfarlan's Virgin Ears
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somehow that just seems unbelievable. he should be fired
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Maybe he was suffereing from burnout, but that's no excuse. He is lucky her father didn't die because of his negligence. Sounds to me like he needs a permanent vacation from that job. Let him shuffle papers or something, but he should not be dealing with the public.
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Two weeks off is not nearly enough for this guy to be off work.
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he will be terminated. Having experience in public safety i can assure you all of this.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'd like to think that you're right Dawg, but the cynic in me sees a promotion!
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Nah I am almost certain hes done. They just make sure all the ts are crossed and is are dotted.
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