Today begins National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. “Telecommunicators” is the professional title for those we affectionately call Dispatchers or 911 Operators. They are the true First Responder. The lifeline for not only the community, but for the Officers, Deputies, Firefighters, and Paramedics on the street. They are the hero most will never meet. Please take time to thank and honor these heroes in your community. Take them a pizza, cookies or a card. Let them know you appreciate the job they do. We send them all our thanks and tip our hats in their honor.