Officer Down – My Husband & I’m Dispatching…

By Samantha Smith – Armor Up WV

Every dispatcher has a call or a phrase over the radio they never want to hear. I was no exception. On my shift, we seemed to get very bad calls more frequently than others. We’ve heard things no one should have to. We had an officer get shot after a pursuit, a fireman lose his life and children not make it out of a structure fire. While handling these emergencies, the toll it takes on your emotions is a hard on you. Little did I know, these were the easier of the “bad” calls.

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Change… Something I’m Not A Big Fan Of But It’s Necessary!!!

By Sean Riley – President & Founder Safe Call Now

As we enter into the winter months and the changing of the seasons it got me to wondering about “change” and how it impacts us.  Change can be scary, fun, exciting and terrifying all at the same time.  Do any of us like to change?  I propose to you… if we don’t embrace change, we don’t grow personally.  Change is something I’m not a big fan of but it is mandatory if I want to become the person who I want to be.  Genuine, loving, self-reliant and all those characteristics I admire.

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I Didn’t Get The Chance to say Goodbye…

By Sean Riley – President & Founder-Safe Call Now

10-05-2016… One of those days for me that I’ll remember for the rest of my life and where I was at.  On this date my best friend Kevin Murphy from the Henderson, NV Police Department took his own life.  I was in Phoenix presenting when I got the call and the news of his death literally brought me down to my knees.  It hurt and hurt bad.  I even struggle with the word “suicide” because that’s something that happens to other people and doesn’t happen to my friends.  I deal with people in crisis everyday and for the first time I didn’t know what to do and didn’t realize I was about to go into crisis.  Let me tell you about my best friend.

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