In Albuquerque, New Mexico a 911 emergency dispatcher was found to have hung up on a woman who was attempting to keep a gunshot victim alive. A teen named Jaydon Chavez-Silver was shot by an unknown assailant while visiting friends home. The young man was watching a card game when the incident happened.
A woman called 911 for assistance when she snapped at the dispatcher for continually asking if the victim was still breathing. She had answered barely several times. In between she could be heard encouraging 17-year-old Jayden by saying telling him to take “just one more breath”. The last time Sanchez asked about the victim’s breathing, the woman while under high stress snapped “He’s barely breathing, how many times do I have to (expletive) tell you?”
Mr. Sanchez replied that he did not have to deal with her and as he hung on the woman could be heard begging, “No my friend is dying.” On Monday, the call came to the notice of fire officials. At that time, they reported that he had been reassigned. However, on Tuesday the chief administer officer issued a statement indicating that Mr. Sanchez had resigned. There was no information as to whether Mr. Sanchez would have legal or civil sanctions taken against him. Sadly the young victim died. Click here for full story.
‘Deal with it yourself’: Dispatcher hangs up on 911 caller trying to keep gunshot victim alive
POSTED 8:42 AM, JULY 29, 2015, BY DALLAS FRANKLIN
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A 911 dispatcher in New Mexico has been removed from the dispatch center after allegedly hanging up on a woman trying to keep a gunshot victim alive.
Authorities say Matthew Sanchez was working at the Albuquerque dispatch center when he received a call about 17-year-old Jaydon Chavez-Silver being shot.
When the caller cursed on the phone, Sanchez hung up on her.
Caller: I’m keeping him alive…
Dispatcher: Is he not breathing?
Caller: Barely. Take one more breath – there you go, Jaydon….. Stay with me, stay with me, ok. Good job, Jaydon.
Dispatcher: Is he breathing?
Caller: He is barely breathing. How may times do I have to f**king tell you?
Dispatcher: Ok, you know what ma’am? You can deal with it yourself. I’m not going to deal with this, ok.
Caller: No! My friend is dying!….