911 Operator Disciplined for Telling Caller to ‘Stop Whining’

A teenage girl saw her father and his fiancee get hit by a car in a horrible accident this week (her father ended up dead) and called 911. But the operator she spoke to came across as more annoyed and frustrated than one really should be in that scenario.

The girl asked, “Can you all hurry up, please?”

The dispatcher answered, “Ma’am, listen, let’s stop worrying about hurrying up and get there, we are already on our way.”

At one point he asked if there’s someone else he could talk to because “it’s so hard,” and right after the girl tearily said, “They both just laying there,” the dispatcher actually said, “Okay, let’s stop whining, okay. Let’s stop whining. It’s hard to understand you.”

The dispatcher was removed from his position and reassigned, pending an investigation into the matter.

Watch WJZ’s report (including the audio of the call) below:

[h/t CBS News]
[image via Shutterstock]

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