Here is another real fact…in Garfield County, whether you call the Dispatch number or 911, it really doesn’t matter, as they both go to the same call center with the same operators. This is a FACT. We were told this fact in the very beginning when the Garfield County Sheriffs became involved in our case and they gave us the number for Dispatch to call when we had an incident of stalking. In a 4 month period we called over 50 times, but there were times that we didn’t call as we fell into the trap many victims of stalking fall into…minimizing what was happening, trying to pretend it will just go away and thinking if we just ignore it then it will stop…this is a tombstone mentality and I hope, through Morgan’s story other victims of stalking will know not to fall into that same trap.
I have read on the Internet some “uniformed” people commenting on why would we call Dispatch instead of 911 if we were so worried about a stalker…seriously, they really did question even that piece of information. For them this was just another reason why the stalking couldn’t have been that bad…they were once again, dead wrong!
So today I remembered that old saying. Don’t confuse them with the FACTS…some people just want to be right, no matter how wrong they are. So sad 🙁