Due to the age of these activations, we strongly recommend checking with the agency or contact person prior to taking any action.
JONNAH SUPER, NEW YORK DISPATCHER. SUPPORT NEEDED There is an East Coast dispatcher and his wife that are going through hell with the health problems of their very young child. We were alerted to the need for support from a friend and co-worker. At this time, we are just asking that you or your agency send a card, letter or e-mail of support. Prayers and positive thoughts are more than welcome. The story will be first and the address and e-mail to send cards to will follow. Please send cards and letters or small gifts of support to: Jeff Noonan, 99B Jackman Drive, Poughkeepsie NY 12603.
ABBI HUTCHERSON, CONFIRE, SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY FIRE (CA). TRAGIC DEATH OF 2-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER On Wednesday, August 13th, San Bernardino County Fire Dispatcher Abbi Hutcherson was contacted while she was on duty that her daughter was being transported by Mercy Air to Loma Linda University Medical Center. Her 2 yr old daughter Madilyne died the following day due to head trauma and other injuries. The circumstances of her death are being investigated by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office Homicide Division. Abbi's ex-boyfriend is in custody for the crime and details of the charges against him are not yet available. With the help of 911Cares, more than $3,000 was raised to help with burial services.
TRACEY HALL, PORTAGE (IN) DISPATCHER. KILLED BY DRUNK DRIVER EN ROUTE TO WORK On May 16,2003 we lost a dear friend and a fellow dispatcher. She was on her way to work when her vehicle was struck by a drunk driver. She died instantly. Tracey had been with our department approx three years, she was a single mother with two children. She lived her life for her children and her job. When Tracey answered the phone you never knew whether she had a barking dog complaint or a disturbance in progress, her voice never wavered and her dispostion with the caller never changed. Tracey was always calm and professional regardless of what type of call she was taking. For further information, contact the Portage Police Department, 2693 Irving St, Portage, IN.
LINDA OLMSTEAD, CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL SUPERVISING DISPATCHER. CANCER SUPPORT As most of you know, our friend Linda Olmstead (Supervising Dispatcher with the California Highway Patrol) has been going through a tough time battling breast cancer, surgery and now taxing treatments. What you may not know is the expense of all of these treatments and associated costs. Linda is off of work until at least late February, 2004. For additional information contact Kevin
'ACE' MEALER MEMORIAL: A FAYETTE (AL) DISPATCHER LOSES HIS LIFE IN THE LINE OF DUTY "A teenager being booked at a small-town police station grabbed an officer's gun and opened fire early yesterday, killing two officers and a dispatcher before fleeing in a police car, authorities said." For further information, contact Fayette Police Department, 205-932-531
ROBYN GOLDBLATT, KISSIMMEE (FL) 9-1-1. CANCER SUPPORT Robyn fought her first cancer battle in 2001. In 2003, the cancer returned. For further information, contact the Kissimmee Police Department, 8 N Stewart Av, Kissimmee, FL or email Robyn