The dispatchers from the Newtown Emergency Communications Center involved in the response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School have been recognized. They were honored during the annual statewide Telecommunicator Day Conference yesterday in Southbury.
Lt Governor Nancy Wyman noted that it was an honor to be able to say thank you. She says often times people forget these people save lives every day, it might not be as large of a tragedy as what happened at the school, but they save lives daily.
She said the dispatchers were able to calm callers down and get first responders out to save lives. One dispatcher who went to Sandy Hook as a student and his kids went there, told Wyman his account of the day.
The man told Wyman that he received a phone call at the Center from people he knew and they were yelling over the gun shots in the background. She praised how quickly he and others reacted to get first responders to the school.
State Police Troop A also responded on December 14th and Wyman praised them for their work as well.