Linda Rock, 911 dispatcher
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911 Dispatcher Carri Sampson-Spande nominated Linda for being an exceptional employee with a great attitude:

“Many people who are not in the business (public safety) think 911 dispatch would be an interesting job and they guess at what the calls are like. They often ask, ‘Have you ever talked to someone involved in a shooting or had a funny call?’ … What we do … is so hard to translate quickly into a one-line response. In order to summarize, all I can say, is that after being here 21 years, and watching how the work wears on people … it IS hard work being a party to hundreds of thousands of people’s worst days.”

Carri nominated Linda because:

Carri wrote: “As a coworker she is top notch and if you ever needed to call 911 in Minneapolis because it was your worst day, you wouldn’t even realize how lucky you were to have gotten Linda to hold your hand through it.”

Published Oct 20, 2015

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