Law Officers Celebrate Technology and Team Work
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX) – Local law enforcement officers are celebrating the happy ending of a recent incident that, if not for technology, may have ended badly.
The following is information provided by the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office about the incident that occurred on Sunday:
Dispatchers at SIRCOMM received a 911 phone call at 9:11 Sunday morning from an adult male; he seemed confused, and the call was disconnected.
A dispatcher was able to identify the location of the cellphone call with GPS. Twin Falls County deputies were dispatched to 1657 River Road. From there the dispatchers were able to guide the deputies onto a dirt road as they searched the area.
After 38 minutes of searching, the dispatcher advised that the deputies’ vehicle was at the exact GPS coordinates as the caller’s cellphone. At this time the deputy located the victim in his vehicle.
The male, who stated he had been there in the vehicle for several days, had suffered some type of medical incident. Magic Valley Paramedics transported the male by ground ambulance to St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center.
By utilizing their technology to pinpoint the GPS coordinates of the cellphone and enter them into Google Earth to get real images of the area, the dispatchers were able to communicate the information to the deputies and help locate the caller. The team of dispatchers played a critical role that may have saved his life. This is truly technology and team work at its best!