It depends on when you start the clock. LISTEN: 911 calls detail terrifying moments for Hudson mom holding intruder at gunpoint.
Statistics on police and fire department response time to a 911 call falls under the heading of “Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics.”
She called 911 about a guy trying to get in, they said cops are on the way. The guy she called 911 about broke into her home and 13 minutes after the first call, she called 911 again.
While Richards is on the phone with 911, she can also be heard talking to Cooke.
“I have a gun, stay where you’re at,” she told him.
She then tells the dispatcher, “I have a gun pointed and I need the police to show up immediately. I called 10 minutes ago and nobody has shown up.”
In fact, records state Richards had called 13 minutes ago.
It took the Sheriff’s department another 8 minutes to dispatch someone and 6 minutes for them to arrive on scene.
So does that sound like a 6 minute response time to a 911 call to you?
While that may be how the PCSO classifies their response time, it doesn’t change the fact that Richards had to wait 26 minutes for deputies to arrive.
The Emergency Services Dept. counts 25 minutes and 56 seconds as the response time. The Sheriff is standing firm on 6 minutes. An interview was requested. Don’t hold your breath.
Calling 911 is a fine thing to do, but cops won’t arrive instantly. They may not arrive for a long time. The woman in this incident was armed, and so able to hold the intruder at bay. What would you do during that 26 minutes?