“You've got to have a reason to get rid of somebody. You can't just do it because you don't like them, dislike them, or whatever.” — 911 board chairman Mike Herrell
ROGERSVILLE — Hawkins County 911 Board Chairman Mike Herrell is preparing his fellow county commissioners for the possibility of an expensive, complicated and many would say unnecessary upheaval to Hawkins County Central Dispatch.
Hawkins County Central Dispatch was able to "ping" her cell phone at the intersection of Watterson Gap Road and Byington Road, and three HCSO deputies descended on that area and commenced and intense search.
Although Hawkins County 911 hadn't lost any calls as of early Tuesday evening, it had received a handful of calls from the wrong county, and they all originated from cell phones. The most serious incorrect call Hawkins County received was for a childbirth.