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24/7 Crime Alerts!

Stick with 9-1-1, Don’t Follow Hoax Advice to Dial 1-1-2 If Unmarked Police Car Has Flashing Lights Behind You

41 People may call 9-1-1 to notify police if they are concerned about validity or authenticity when they are being followed by an unmarked police car with flashing red or blue lights. However, they should […]

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CRIME BLOG

Arlington Heights Police 911 Calls Before, During and Following Shooting of Arlington Heights Police Officer

230 9-1-1 telephone audio of hostage incident when an Arlington Heights police officer was shot an critically injured and a female victim as held hostage by ex-boyfriend Eric Anderson. Arlington Heights Police Department and Northwest […]

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24/7 Crime Alerts!

Des Plaines Committee Recommends Creation of its Own 9-1-1 System As Niles, Morton Grove Leave North Suburban Emergency Dispatch Center

26 A Des Plaines committee recently agreed to recommend to the city council a new Des Plaines dispatch center and emergency telephone system board for handling 9-1-1 calls for Des Plaines and Park Ridge. The […]

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Music

The Day After 9/11: A Gene Simmons Military Tribute Forever Strong Songs for Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines; God Bless America

125 Honor our troops, honor our veterans. A handshake and a “thank you for serving.” “The Army Goes Rolling Along” The Official Song of The United States Army bands.army.mil/music/armysong.asp Over hill, over dale, As we […]

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Disaster Report

September 11, 2011

200 September 11, 2001 — “Our First Class Galley Flight Attendant and our Pursor has been stabbed.” Just before the crash of American Airlines Flight 11, flight attendant #3 Betty Ong called American Airlines Reservations/Operations […]

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Terrorism

A Moment of Silence: 9-11-2001

45 September 11, 2001 — “Our First Class Galley Flight Attendant and our Pursor has been stabbed.” Just before the crash of American Airlines Flight 11, flight attendant #3 Betty Ong called American Airlines Reservations/Operations […]

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9-1-1

9-1-1 Audio Released: Hoffman Estates Engelhardt Stabbings 4-17-2009

Following is one of the most professionally-handled 9-1-1 calls among calls that are released by 9-1-1 officials nationwide. Keep in mind that 9-1-1 call takers are responsible not only for getting help to the scene, but that they are responsible for gathering helpful information about any danger to first responders that might still exist at the scene. The call taker is calm, non-judgmental, reassuring and asks the necessary questions that are needed by responding police and paramedics. Keep in mind that at least one other 9-1-1 telecommunications operator/dispatcher is receiving the call takers information and alerting responding units by radio and/or text messages to a mobile data terminal or computer in emergency vehicles. Listen to the 9-1-1 audio (aka “9-1-1 tape”) […]