One woman in Rome, Georgia, lost her pet recently and dialed 911 because she did not have anyone else to share her grief with.
Thankfully, the 911 dispatcher was very kind and understanding towards her. “I’m 61 years old,” the lady said on the recording. “I don’t have any family at all, except these two cats, and I really don’t know what happened to this one.”
“But I don’t know who to call. I’m sorry. You guys don’t have to come and check on me,” she said, “I’m OK.”
The dispatcher said, “That’s all right, ma’am,” the dispatcher told her. “I know you’re upset.”
The elderly woman said, “Well… She’s just you know my pet, but… but I’m OK. I just didn’t know who to call. And I don’t have anyone to call.”
Compassion when a woman’s pet died and she had no one to call. She called 911. Officer Dylan Wright took the time to check on her, then spent his own money to buy what was needed to bury her pet.
Thanks to Officer Wright your kindness. Thank you to the caring dispatcher who listened & sent help.
I hear so much sadness and lonliness in her voice. Sometimes we all need to know we are not alone. @11Alive Rome Police Department, GA
Posted by Cheryl Preheim on Friday, March 8, 2019
Her situation was desperate because not only did the woman have no family, but also that she just lost her pet and had no one to turn to, because her cats were her only friends.
The dispatcher sent an officer to go check up on her, just in case, it was Officer Dylan Wright who ended up answering the call and has been winning the hearts of social media because of his act of kindness.
“We commend Officer Dylan Wright who was recently dispatched to respond to an elderly female calling 911 who was very distraught over finding her cat deceased when she came home,” the Rome Georgia page said. “She told the 911 operator she had no idea of what to do with her cat.”
We commend Officer Dylan Wright who was recently dispatched to respond to an elderly female calling 911 who was very…
“Dylan responded to the location offering comfort to the woman and realized the female lived alone and apparently had no immediate family. He left the location and went to Walmart and bought a shovel with his own money, then returned to the home where he dug a hole and buried the ladies’ cat for her.”
“His actions speak volumes to his character; having enough compassion and commitment to help ease the burden of someone he just met! Thank you Dylan Wright for your commitment to public service!”
This act of compassion shown by Officer Wright has helped ease the broken-hearted woman, we are so proud of our police officers.