By Jenn Jacques
After hearing a friend’s story of a home intrusion he thwarted only 2 miles from my home last week, I happened to run in to a town officer at Kwik Trip. I asked him, “Hey, what do you think the furthest distance you are ever from any given residence if we had to call 9-1-1? Like what’s the longest response time you think you’d have in this area?” In small towns like mine, spread over a large rural area, we only have the means to have two on-duty officers and they’re most often ‘on loan’ from their various precincts and counties in the area.
“Oh I don’t know,” he said, “I guess if we’re on the other side of town or patrolling the highway, it could be up to 20 min for the homes on the outskirts of our jurisdiction. Maybe more if the roads are bad in winter, you know.”
Maybe 20 minutes isn’t too long to wait for a non-emergency call, but could you wait over an hour if there was an intruder actively breaking into your home?
Last week, a story emerged from Dayton, Ohio where dispatchers confirmed a woman was forced to call into dispatch two times over a …read more
Source:: Bearing Arms