Letter to the Editor

Dallas County 911 is preparing to honor our dispatchers during National Telecommunicator Week starting April 11. In October 1991, the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials received a congressional and presidential proclamation designating the second full week in April as National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week.

Each year a theme is designated; for 2021, that theme is “Superheroes.” Please join us in showing appreciation for the hard work and sacrifices these men and women make each day as they strive to help protect their communities they serve.

Emergency public safety telecommunicators serve as the initial point of contact during emergencies and are a vital link between emergency personnel and the community members they serve. Unfortunately, the ability to dial 911 is not readily available in all areas of the country; however, it is a service which we are afforded here in our great community. It is not uncommon for this service to the community to be under-appreciated, but we know the members of our local public safety agencies and the members of our local community truly support the valiant efforts of our professionals.

Dallas County 911 is asking for your assistance in supporting and acknowledging the services of our professionals — our local superheroes. If you would like to share your token of support for the emergency telecommunicators of Dallas County 911, please submit a letter of appreciation to Dallas County 911, P.O. Box 1520, Buffalo, MO 65622, Attn: #headsetheros.

Thank you,

Duane Hamilton,

executive director,

Dallas County 911

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