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911 Telecommunicator Recognized After Call with Juvenile Midst Crisis

911 Telecommunicator Recognized After Call with Juvenile Midst Crisis

Government
READER DISCRETION ADVISEDThis article contains accounts of mental health issues including suicide and may be triggering or upsetting to some readers. Credit: Randolph County Sheriff's Office ASHEBORO N.C. (RCSO) - On December 29, 2022, a thirteen-year-old female of Asheboro called 911. The juvenile was experiencing an emotional crisis and threatening to jump off of a bridge near her home. Telecommunicator Cheyanne Allred remained calm and professional during the entire thirteen-minute call. The juvenile female was distraught and crying and during the phone call, she made additional comments that sitting on that ledge was “peaceful” and made additional threats to jump. TC Allred was able to divert the female’s focus on jumping off the bridge by talking about her pets, her sch...
Two Deputies Struck By Vehicle Outside Asheboro Donut Shop

Two Deputies Struck By Vehicle Outside Asheboro Donut Shop

Breaking News
(Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. (ACME NEWS)- Two Deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff's office had to be taken to the hospital after they were both struck by a vehicle while crossing the road in Asheboro. According to Randolph County 911, at 12:31 p.m. a deputy with the Randolph County Sheriff's Office reported over the radio that her and another deputy had been struck by a vehicle in front of Glaze King Donuts on Albemarle Road. Candee Bowman was driving on Albemarle Rd getting ready to make a left on Lewallen rd when she witnessed the accident. "I came up to them crossing the road. I was stopped at the light and another driver was coming up and she was getting close to my lane and I thought she was going to hit me" said Bowman. "I heard the impact but didn't fe...
Fallen Heros: Joey Thompson

Fallen Heros: Joey Thompson

Local
ASHEBORO N.C. - This week family, friends, and fellow co-worker are mourning the loss of Joey Thompson, who passed away peacefully at High Point Regional Hospital on Monday January 24th 2022, after a long and hard fight, with COVID-19. Thompson began working at the Randolph County 9-1-1 center in 2013 where he was known for his unique deep voice and playful sense of humor. Due to COVID restrictions the family decided to do a virtual service so all may honor him. The family respectfully ask that in lieu of flowers, money be sent to Caleb Thompson, his 9-year-old son in order to help with his education. . Please make out all donations to First National Bank C/O Belinda Culler savings on behalf of Caleb Thompson. #JoeyStrong Today, we mourn the loss of a dear friend ...
Overwhelmed – 911 Faces Increasing Calls And Staffing Shortage

Overwhelmed – 911 Faces Increasing Calls And Staffing Shortage

Investigative
ASHEBORO NC – Recently the Randolph Hub highlighted how the state wide paramedic shortage, increased call volume, and trouble hiring and retaining staff is overwhelming Randolph County EMS. It’s an article that is worth reading. The headline read “Time for EMS to call 911?”, but perhaps the next headline should read “911: Don’t call us, we’re busy too.” The Randolph County 9-1-1 center is also overwhelmed as they take on an ever increasing number of calls. That increase is not just COVID-19 calls says Director of Randolph County Emergency Services Donovan Davis in an email, “we’ve seen an increase in fire service, law enforcement, EMS, and rescue calls. These include burglary, suspicious persons/vehicles, larceny, assault, chest pain, strokes, seizure, motor vehicle accidents, over...