Stories tagged with: Muskingum County Dispatch

October 21, 2011 - 4:08pm
2 years 39 weeks ago

Muskingum County Dispatchers got an earful this week as phone lines lit up with people expressing their discontent over the shooting of animals.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said dispatchers were overwhelmed by the number of calls coming in. Some calls included foul language and hatred. There were also a lot of emails.

"It was was really frustrating for dispatch, they have never been through anything like that," said Lutz. "People in our community have no idea of how...

August 11, 2011 - 4:26pm
2 years 49 weeks ago

Among their already stressful jobs, each day 9-1-1 Dispatchers have to take their focus away from real emergencies and field a growing number of accidental 9-1-1 calls.

In just a 5 hour shift, 9-1-1 received 9 hang-up calls earlier this week. These accidental calls aren't uncommon. Director of Operations at the Muskingum County Sheriffs Office Kim Hambel said they've had more than a thousand so far this year and will send a patrol out to the ones that come from a land-line.

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