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Two North Central Florida public safety telecommunicators recognized Wednesday

Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 4:50 AM EST
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Two North Central Florida public safety telecommunicators were recognized Wednesday.

Brittany Wheeler and Taylor McCathern of the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office were selected as the 2020 Dispatchers of the Year.

The award came as a result of a call they took from the worried son of a missing man in August.

The family only had a vague idea of where he could be. The dispatchers used turn by turn directions to lead deputies to the scene.

They were able to stop a suicide attempt in progress.

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