Then there were the other dispatchers who fielded the 911 calls that came into the dispatch center.
“They did shine,” Wheeler said.
Wheeler said several dispatchers who were off simply showed up to help out their fellow co-workers.
“Just like the tornadoes a few months ago, we had dispatchers self report here to help out,” Wheeler said. “It’s a testament to the dedication they have to the job.”
As the region begins to heal from the terror unleashed on innocent victims, the dispatchers will continue to put in their headsets and field the calls from people who need their help. Wheeler said he wants his workers to know their work is appreciated.
“People do care about them,” Wheeler said. “I’m proud of them.”