Anonymous heroes

We applaud the Marion County Sheriff?s Office as it honors the men and women who serve as public safety dispatchers during National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, April 14-20. The week is dedicated to public safety telecommunicators who aid in providing 9-1-1 assistance to citizens everywhere.

The term ?9-1-1? is often associated with rapid emergency response, poise under pressure, aid and compassion in times of distress and critical decision-making within seconds. Many people don?t think about these seemingly nameless, faceless individuals until they experience actual emergencies themselves. These professionals make the difference between life and death.

Thank you, again, for all the sacrifices you make to create a better and safer county for the public. Your commitment to your profession is appreciated by the public safety communications community and the citizens you serve.

We thank the sheriff?s office for bringing the occasion to our attention. It is our privilege to bring it to yours. ?DR