To the editor:
First off, I would like to invite the public down to the Sheriff’s office board room for the meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday night the 30th day of June. All meetings that involve our city commissioners and county magistrates are open to the public. I am guilty of not showing up and being a part of these meetings but you can guarantee I will be there on this night.
During this meeting, the discussion will be held to possibly seek out another agency taking over the 911 dispatch center that is located right here in Cynthiana. There are eight full time employees along with four part-time employees that are waiting to help you in your time of need. By having a 911 center locally, we provide you with service during a medical emergency, house fire, burglary, and even the simple things like locking your keys in the car.
We try to help you in every possible way. The question is: Can you put a price tag on your safety or your family’s safety? That is what this meeting boils down to; Trying to find someone else to do it cheaper.
When you call 911 and you give us your location, the majority of us are local and we know exactly where you are and sometimes who you are. When you can’t think of an address of a location and you give us the name it went by 20 years ago, we probably know what you’re talking about. We live here. We are just like you. Someone who loves the city and county and this is a place where we want to live and raise our family.
If we are taken out, chances are the valuable seconds to minutes that it takes to get an emergency responder to your location could be wasted with someone not from the area and still asking for your correct address and directions to your house.
The dispatchers work together as a team, inside and with all emergency personnel.
If you have ever used the 911 service and appreciate the work we do, please show up this Thursday at the Sheriff’s office at 5:30 p.m. and help support us. We always encourage people to do everything local, now let’s keep your 911 emergency service local.
If you can’t make it to the meeting, don’t hesitate to inform your local city commissioners or county magistrates that having a local 911 service is priceless.