Early morning dispatcher’s mistake accidentally sounds emergency sirens in Osage City

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office reported in a social media post today, May 25, 2017, that emergency sirens in Osage City were accidentally sounded at 4 a.m. this morning due to a dispatcher’s error.

According to the post, outdoor warning sirens for Osage City were inadvertently activated as a dispatcher was paging out a medical call. As soon as the mistake was discovered, the sirens were deactivated.

“We apologize for inconveniences this caused,” the post said. “We will be making changes to the radio console to make it more difficult for this mistake to happen in the future.”

The sheriff’s office post also asked citizens to not call 911 whenever the sirens sound.

“This morning, multiple 911 calls came in regarding the sirens while dispatchers were handling a true emergency call,” the post said.

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