April 14-20, 2019 is recognized as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week is set aside annually to honor those who provide this critical service to our community. We are blessed in Dawson County to be staffed with an outstanding group of professionals who are certainly deserving of this special recognition.
Many years ago as a young high school kid, I remember summoning help for my dad who had fallen violently ill. Not having our own telephone, I ran to a neighbor’s home to borrow theirs. As a panicked young boy who believed his dad was dying, I struggled to get the words out of my mouth. Although I do not remember with whom I spoke or what was said, I do remember the calmness and assurance coming through the other end. It proved to be a much needed lifeline.