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Little girl calls 911 to thank police for helping family

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Police in Humboldt County recently responded to a different kind of 911 call. Instead of an emergency, they got a compliment.

The caller, a 6-year-old kindergartner named McKenzie, wanted to thank the 911 operator for helping out her family.

The call also prompted Fortuna Police Chief Bill Dobberstein to visit McKenzie's school to thank her for the compliment.

"Thank you for the nice words you said about our department yesterday, remember don't call 911 unless there's an emergency," he said.

The dispatcher says it's one call she'll never forget.

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