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911 Dispatcher Caught Playing Games On Duty...Yet Again

Can't even put down the damn device when you're supposed to be on emergency duty, huh?

According to a WPBF report (via NeoGAF), Palm Beach County, Florida communications training officer Charles Morris was caught playing handheld video games while on duty in October.

And it was the third time he'd been caught doing it. Yeah. You fail.

Calls were actually delayed due to this guy's inability to put down the game and as cited in the report: "In one such instance, a hit-and-run incident in Lake Park was held for 40 minutes before being dispatched." Separately, another call following a shooting was held for nine minutes before Morris got a unit to respond to the scene.

And as this is the third documented instance of Morris neglecting his responsibilities (recorded in only one year between October 2014 and October 2015), I'd say it's probably time for him to go. This isn't excusable.

Tags: video game news, gaming news, mobile games

1/1/2016 8:49:59 PM Ben Dutka

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Draguss
Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 10:00:54 PM
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...why hadn't he already been fired already?

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 10:15:08 PM

Darn good question. The answer is that you can't freakin' fire anyone these days.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 10:47:21 PM

probably nobody wants to do that job.

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Jed
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 6:02:06 AM

I'm not sure if 911 operator is a government job, but it is he'll probably be getting a raise son.

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 10:33:22 PM
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With lives being put on the line due to his inactions, it shouldn't have been more than a "two strikes & you're out" rule for him.

So I see this is as being as much the fault of his superiors as it was his too.

Fire all their negligent malfeasant a*ses

And give him new job cleaning urinals at some homeless shelter, where he can be watched 24/7.

Last edited by BikerSaint on 1/1/2016 10:35:06 PM

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 10:47:47 PM
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That's why we need turn based. You can just wait while you do what you need to do.

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BikerSaint
Friday, January 01, 2016 @ 11:52:29 PM

Unfortunately for me, I still dislike turn-based.
And that's probably why all of the Final Fantasy's & their TB'ed type never resonated with me.
Hell, I can't even get past the 1st hour on any of the FF's back from FFVII & FF Tactics, to FFXIII(haven't bought the newer ones for my collection yet).

But the good news is that even though I've always said that I hated RPG's, I've now learned to like RPG's(as long as they're like Dragon's Dogma, Skyrim, & Kingdom of Alamar: reckoning, just to name a few).

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 9:16:10 AM

Well it's not for everyone Saint, I dunno if it's the longer battles or what but back in the day it was kinda nice if you had a half hour chest thumping boss battle that took all your smarts you could just leave it on his turn and go take a piss if you had to, or refuel on soda :)

or answer 911

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Underdog15
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 12:51:40 AM
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This is unusual. There are far more shootings in real life US than in CoD. Heyoo! *cries*

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 9:16:31 AM

badum ching

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Underdog15
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 11:13:13 AM

Thought I'd try humour. Common sense doesn't work... might as well try, I guess.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 12:45:36 PM

I try too, makes people mad but screw em!

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Underdog15
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 @ 1:38:27 AM

Careful. They might shoot you... ;p

The stupidest thing I ever heard was the friggin' idea that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun...

Like Mr. Jefferies says... there's only one legit reason to argue for the right to keep a gun. It's not a good reason, but it's all you've got... And that's this: "F&(& off.... I like guns!"

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TrueAssassin86x
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 7:31:08 AM
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Wow smh

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Rogueagent01
Saturday, January 02, 2016 @ 1:45:13 PM
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In many industries i can understand him making it to a third strike. However in the industry he works in seconds can be the difference between life and death so to me if your caught once doing something like this then you should lose your job.

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BikerSaint
Sunday, January 03, 2016 @ 9:16:43 PM
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And he's a "training officer", which makes it a million times worse!!!!!!

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