On March 24, Puyallup, Wa., 911 dispatcher Pamela Mandery received a call from 69-year-old Michael League. “I just committed a father’s worst sin,” League said, before telling Mandery, 43, that he’d just shot his son and daughter. “And now I’m going to shoot myself,” said League.
A nurse is heard on a 911 call refusing a dispatcher’s pleas to perform CPR on an independent living resident. When asked "Is there anyone at this facility that is willing to help this woman and not let her die?" The nurse calmly responds, "Not at this time." EMTs did not arrive in time to save her.
On February 16, 1968, the first 911 call was placed. It probably wasn’t long after that that the first 911 non-emergency call was placed. A look at some outrageous use and abuse of 911.
The law has finally caught up with Jason Honaker, 38, of Hillsborough County Florida for abusing the 911 emergency response system. Honaker was charged with seven felony counts of false 911 calls after he reportedly called 1,200 times this year, about 26 times a day.
A 911 call made on November 28, 2012, by Father Tom Donovan of Springfield, Ill., pastor of St. Aloysius Church, has gone viral. The gagged, masked priest called 911 from inside the church saying that he needed help getting out of a pair of handcuffs, "before this becomes a medical emergency."
It was nearly a case of Texas justice when burglar Christopher Moore was caught in the act by his intended victims, and found himself on the business end of a handgun.
Devin Jerome Egolinsky, 23, sleepy comedic madman, arrested for calling the 911 operator a ‘punk bitch.’
Before she was brutally murdered over a $160 debt, Penelope Pratt called triple-0, Australia’s emergency telephone number, twice, begging for police intervention. Both times, the operator was unable to understand Pratt’s location and hung up on the terrified woman without passing the information along to police. The call can be heard here.
The story of the Port Authority Police Department on September 11, 2001 is a one of unrivaled bravery. The amazing men and women of the PAPD gave everything they had – 37 lives, more than any police department has ever lost in a single event.
Tonya Ann Fowler was arrested after calling 911 twice on July 15: Once to complain about an ugly mugshot of herself, and again to complain about a storage problem.