GJ Dispatch Center Participates in Moment of Silence
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- When the clock struck 9:30 a.m. in local time zones, folks across the country went silent, and here in Colorado there was no exception.
Just like all U.S. governors did with their residents, Governor Hickenlooper asked Coloradans to observe the moment of silence on Friday, for the 26 victims who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
The 911 dispatch center in Grand Junction participated by calling for Code 1 air over the police and fire radios.
They say it brings them a sense of community.
“Anytime a major incident happens within our organization, or within our county, we are the ones that answer the phones,” said Brad Flanagan, of the Grand Junction Regional Communication Center. “So it could be anything from a cat stuck in a tree, to a shooting, and we have to be prepared to that, so these kinds of incidents hit us especially hard. “
Hickenlooper also urged government buildings and places of worship to ring bells 26 times in honor of those who died at the school.