Many officers go beyond their duty, yet many of these acts go unnoticed.
Fortunately, the friendly actions of a dispatcher and a police officer in Georgia have been made available to the public to show how much our frontline workers are helping their local communities.
The woman in Rome called 911 when she found her cat dead. She wasn’t sure what to do with the body and she thought emergency services could help.
“I’m 61 years old,” the woman said when she called. “I have no family at all, except for these two cats, and I really don’t know what happened to this one.
“But I don’t know who to call. Sorry. You don’t have to come see me, ”she continued. “I am doing it right.”
The dispatcher answered honestly.
“It’s okay, it’s okay, ma’am,” they told her. “I know you are angry.”
“Well … you only know my pet,” replied the woman. “But… but I’m fine. I just didn’t know who to call. And I have no one to call. ”
The dispatcher continued to sympathize with the desperate woman and assured her that she would send someone.
Roma Police Officer Dylan Wright responded to the call and found that the woman was living alone with no friends or family to help her. He could have given her some advice and walked away from her, but instead he went to the nearest Walmart, bought a shovel, and buried her beloved cat.
He dug a small hole in her backyard and laid the woman’s furry friend to rest.
“We congratulate Officer Dylan Wright, who was recently dispatched to respond to an elderly woman who called 911 and was very upset when she got home when her cat was dead,” read a note on the Rome Georgia Facebook site. She “she told the 911 operator that she had no idea what to do with her cat.
Dylan responded to the woman’s place of comfort, noting that the woman lived alone and apparently had no immediate family. He left the site and went to Walmart and bought a shovel with his own money, then returned to her house where he dug a hole and buried the lady’s cat for her.
“His actions speak a lot about his character; Have enough compassion and commitment to ease the burden of someone you just met! Thank you Dylan Wright for his commitment to the civil service! ”
I am very pleased that Officer Wright receives the accolades he deserves. He and the dispatcher showed so much compassion for this desperate woman that she had lost her family and that she did not know what to do.