A sincere thank-you goes out to all the past and present elected officials, fire, police and emergency management personnel, the Citizens Consolidation Committee and everyone else who worked to get the system we have today. Our community benefits greatly from this new operation.
Sheriff Steve Rogers may have explained it best when he described the textbook work of the Kokomo-Howard County 911 dispatch service during the recent disaster that devastated our community. More than 800 calls were answered in fewer than three hours during the tornado emergency, a feat that would have been near impossible before this transition. This new era of dispatch service makes Kokomo and Howard County safer, healthier places to live, work and raise a family.
State Rep. Mike Karickhoff, R-Kokomo, represents portions of Howard and Grant counties, most of the city of Kokomo and the towns of Swayzee and Greentown. Contact him at H30@iga.in.gov.