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Texting service for 911 calls starts in Memphis

By Published: April 10, 2019 3:21 PM CT
<strong>Melanie Moody (left), manager of fire communications for the Memphis Fire Department, and Collin Burress (right), division chief of special operations for the department, joke about some of the 911 calls they've received in the past. The Shelby County Emergency Communications 911 District officially launched text-to-911 for public use in Memphis on Tuesday, April 9.</strong> (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

Melanie Moody (left), manager of fire communications for the Memphis Fire Department, and Collin Burress (right), division chief of special operations for the department, joke about some of the 911 calls they've received in the past. The Shelby County Emergency Communications 911 District officially launched text-to-911 for public use in Memphis on Tuesday, April 9. (Houston Cofield/Daily Memphian)

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Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones

Yolanda Jones covers criminal justice issues and general assignment news for The Daily Memphian. She previously was a reporter at The Commercial Appeal.


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