911 dispatcher to teen: ‘Let’s stop whining’
WASHINGTON — Officials are investigating a 911 dispatcher’s conduct after his response to a call Sunday in Washington.
A teen called 911 after her father, Rick Warrick, 38, was struck and killed while changing a tire on the side of the road.
Warrick’s teenage daughter tried to describe her location. Her father and his fiancee were both unconscious.
During the call the dispatcher said, “Let’s stop whining, okay? Let’s stop whining; it’s hard to understand you,” according to WTTG.
The dispatcher was placed in a non-public role since the incident.
Warrick died at the scene and his fiancee was taken to the hospital to be treated for multiple fractures.