Originally Posted by Goldendog Redux
A couple days ago I think my transmission was "send everybody" All went well but it was a little sketchy at first.
I used the same after an officer involved shooting, but since it was at 0400 hours, and I work in a small town, everyone else was in bed. So, the dispatcher, who was a bit stressed out, started calling them out in the order that they are pre-programmed into the phone bank:
1st call: Sheriff. Good guy, but he was in his late sixties
2nd call: Chief Deputy. Excellent guy, but he lives forty five miles away.
3rd call: Deputy who lived twenty miles away.
It wasn't until the 4th call that she hit someone who lived in the town that the shooting took place in.
NOTE: The dispatcher working was really good. But, she was on the phone with the reporting party when the shooting happened, and heard the yelling and then the gunshots. It kinda freaked her out.