Even though it rained Sunday, April 15th,
2007, it could not stop the West Liberty Police Department and the West
Liberty Fire Department from preparing a cookout to honor the West
Liberty E-911 Telecommunicators. April 8th through April 14th is
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, which originated in 1991,
is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety
telecommunicators. Most people would know the telecommunicator
position as a dispatcher, but over the years the title has changed due
to the increasing responsibilities that have accumulated over the years.
The cookout was enjoyed by all who attended. Hamburgers, hot
dogs, and many delicious side dishes made for an enjoyable meal.
Senior Telecommunicator Jackie Mayberry brought a Cornhole game, which
made for some very entertaining memories. The rain didn't stop so
the activities were conducted in the basement. Enough people
allowed for a Cornhole Tournament, which was won by Jackie Mayberry and
Carter Easterling. CTO Chris Ball brought his Texas hold'em poker
chips and two poker tournaments were played, with Tammy Ball winning
The West Liberty Police Department and West Liberty Fire Department
would like to thank the following for their donations: Dollar
General Store #7418, Family Dollar Store #2091, McKenzie's Shopwise,
Foodland Express, Rite Aid Store #1770, IGA Store #7971, West Liberty
Chevron, Commercial Bank, Donna Pelfrey and Anthony Gullett. We would also like to
thank everyone who attended; friends, family and emergency service
personnel, who came out to celebrate with us, and a special thanks to
those who brought side dishes.
West Liberty E-911 Telecommunicators Chris Ball, Paul
Henry, Jackie Mayberry and Carol Hill. (not pictured are 911
Conley and Chief Communications Officer Danny Terry)
CTO Chris Ball tries his hand at cooking (not pictured
is the hot dog that hit the ground).
Fire Sergeant Carter Easterling in mid-throw in a game
Fire Captain Jamie Phipps & Senior
Telecommunicator Jackie Mayberry.
Fire Captain Jamie Phipps, Sergeant Scott Adkins and
Assistant Chief Wayne Lewis observe the Cornhole Tournament.
Patrolman Paul Perkins and Senior Telecommunicator
Everyone enjoying the cookout.
Soon-to-be-pro-tour poker players.
Here are a few pictures of the WLPD telecommunicators
accepting a much needed new television for dispatch from the West
Liberty Police Department and West Liberty Fire Department. The
Polaroid television was donated by the WLFD; the wall bracket was
donated by the WLPD officers to help maximize space in dispatch.
All telecommunicators would like to thank the WLFD and the WLPD officers
for not only the television and bracket, but for their appreciation of
our dedication and a job well done.