Dispatchers Recognized During Telecommunicators Week

The 10 men and women who are the frontline responders to 911 calls in Sheridan County are recognized this week during National Telecommunicators Week.

National Telecommunicators Week, which is the second full week of April, was adopted by Congress in 1991 as a way of recognizing the men and women who, as 911 dispatchers, are the first “first responders” in emergencies.

Police Lt. Travis Koltiska said the communications officers in Sheridan County are Kim Madden, Cynthia Shepherd-Godwin, Dominic Cote, Darin Fitzpatrick, Kellen Phillips, Dan Johnson, Becca Hartman, Phillip Willet, John Gowen and Molly Diderrich.

He said Sarah Benavidez and Kat Hersman of the administrative bureau are also fully trained communications officers and fill in when called upon.

lso, he said, Sheridan police department patrol officers are trained as call takers. Call takers assist communications officers in times of high call volume and personnel shortages.


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