STANFORD - Lincoln County 911 dispatchers were left in a lurch last week without a coordinator after former coordinator Jeff Crowe left weeks short of his scheduled last day. Crowe had given his notice of resignation Aug. 26 after eight years on the job, but at that time had pegged Oct. 1 as his last day.
Crowe's first letter of resignation said he was leaving after years of pressure from the Fiscal Court and judge-executive, who Crowe believed had been asking 911 board members to fire him.
That was denied by the board and Fiscal Court officials.
Last week's second letter of resignation was given to 911 board member and Stanford Fire Chief Kenny McDaniel. It said "he had the opportunity for other employment," and was effective immediately, said 911 Chairman Willy Denham.
For several days after, the office was left without a coordinator, Denham said.
"We have some good honest dispatchers, some who have been down there 10 years or more, and they just carried on," he explained.