DISPATCHER

Dispatcher Killed By Former Priest Driving The Wrong-Way, Alcohol Suspected To Be A Factor

Dispatcher's Husband Heard The Crash Call While Monitoring Emergency Audio At Home

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A Minneapolis 911 dispatcher was killed while driving to work and her husband heard the call while monitoring emergency dispatch audio at home. The State Patrol says 30-year-old Jenna Bixby was hit head-on Saturday by a wrong-way driver on Highway 252. The other driver was Richard Shaka, a retired 72-year-old minister from Blaine, and alcohol is suspected…

Murder-Suicide Suspected in Death of Couple, 8-Year-old Boy in Lennox

The sheriff says dispatchers got a call from a relative about 10 a.m.

LENNOX, SD — Authorities suspect murder-suicide in the deaths of three family members at a house in Lennox, South Dakota, south of Sioux Falls. The Lincoln County Sheriff said a man, a woman and an 8-year-old boy were found in the house this morning. The sheriff said dispatchers got a call from a relative about 10 a.m. He said the…

911 Dispatcher Answers Daughter’s Call for Help

Layla Wray says her family's home is a total loss and the family is currently staying in a hotel until they can find a new place

  An emergency dispatcher in Madisonville, Texas answered a call for help she never expected to get. Layla Wray says she tried to stay in “dispatcher mode” when she recognized the address and the voice of her 14-year-old daughter on the other end of the phone. Wray’s house was quickly going up in flames. She says she tried to keep…