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911 call misrouted
First Published Feb 08 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Feb 08 2014 08:42 am

I am grieving over the senseless loss of my brother who collapsed at a Midvale business on Jan. 22 of an apparent heart attack. 911 was called but didn’t respond, so it was called again. It took 20-30 minutes for paramedics to arrive.

We were in disbelief when we were told the paramedics had been dispatched to an address downtown. How could that be when a fire station was only a few blocks away? By then it was too late for my brother; he passed away on Jan. 24, after never regaining consciousness.

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When I saw the Paul Rolly column on Feb. 3 in the Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah heart attack victim dies after 911 runaround," I was stunned.

I am convinced my brother died needlessly because of the incompetence of the 911 system, and I find this situation, which I am sure is not isolated, unconscionable.

Johnnie Lynn Quinn


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