Audrey Fraizer

CHILD ABDUCTION

By Audrey Fraizer The evening of Oct. 6, 2005, the estranged husband of Lynetta Myrick grabbed the youngest of the couple’s three children from her mother’s arms, threatening to harm the girl before fleeing from their Cincinnati, Ohio, home by foot. A neighbor hearing Myrick’s scream called 911, providing an address, description of the suspect,

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CALLER IN DANGER

Sara Miller, an EPD with the WARCOG communication center (Ohio, USA), successfully uses the PPDS' Caller in Danger Protocol in September, to save female caller from suspected serial killer.

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FOR THE CHILDREN

A story about how a call center specialist with a desire to help missing and abused kids became the director of the two call centers for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC).

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WHERE’S WALDO?

A spotlight on the Waldo County Regional Communications Center in Belfast, Maine, USA, and its director who this year was named as the state's Director of the Year by Maine's chapter of the National Emergency Number Association (NENA).

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WHEN BULLETS FLY

A look at the PPDS' Active Assailant (Shooter) Protocol and and how emergency dispatchers and calltakers play a critical role when such unfortunate tragedies happen.

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GHOST TOWN?

A profile of a Colorado (USA) agency's place in a town that has more than its fair share of Gold Rush mining history, interesting characters, and spooky folk tales.

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PROOF OF LIFE

A look back at how the actions of a concerned grandmother and a dedicated emergency medical dispatcher helped save the life of a 7-year-old girl who had been electrocuted. Today, that little girl is a healthy, thriving high school senior planning to study business and photography in college.

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