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On Feb. 14, 2012, Scottsdale Police Officer James Peters ended a standoff with John Loxas, who had threatened neighbors with a pistol and who was endangering his 9-month-old grandson. A neighbor called 911 after Loxas threatened to kill two people with a pistol. Read the full story here.
On Aug. 25, 2008, Skokie (Ill.) Police Officer Tim Gramins was drawn into a deadly duel after pursuing a bank robbery suspect into a residential neighborhood. A neighbor placed this 911 call while witnessing the incident. POLICE Magazine features the incident as the February 2012 "Shots Fired."
A Seattle man called 911, after a police officer pulled him over, claiming the officer acted unprofessionally. The subject's attorney is calling for the police chief to resign.
A school employee calls 911, after a gunman interrupts a board meeting in Panama City, Fla. The employee gives a description of shooter Clay A. Duke and provides details of the unfolding incident to a dispatcher.
The ongoing recession has forced police departments to look for areas where they can save money. One source of savings may be found in your agency's response to 911 calls.