Cascade Emergency Services phone log
Call commenced at 21:12:00
Operator: 911. Please state the nature of the emergency.
Caller: .....help...down on...pier........hello?
Operator: I'm afraid that you are in a bad connection area, sir. Could you please repeat that?
Caller: Stupid goddamn piece of (banging noise).........hear me?...is...Blair......urg ..need......
Operator: I'm sorry sir, can you please repeat your name?
Caller: Sand....g Blair.....
Operator: I'm sorry sir, could you -
Caller: Dammit, we don't...time..this...call ....cell phone.
Call terminated at 21:13:05.
Call commenced at 21:13:45
Operator: 911. Please state the nature of the emergency.
Caller: Look, it's me again. I need -
Operator: Can you please state your name and the nature of the emergency.
Caller: Look, I told you before. Sandburg. Blair Sandburg.
Operator: Which emergency service do you require, Mr. Sandburg?
Caller: 'Which emergency' - I need an ambulance! I need cops! I need help! My partner's been shot. Damn, what does Jim say? Officer down. Officer down on pier thirteen.
Operator: Are you saying there is a police officer involved, Mr. Sandburg?
Caller: No, I just like jerking you around. What do you think? Sorry, sorry. Detective Jim Ellison, Major Crimes. We need an ambulance. He got sh-shot (indecipherable).
Operator: Mr. Sandburg, could you please repeat that?
Caller: Shot in the...in the l-leg.
Operator: Mr. Sandburg? Mr. Sandburg, are you all right?
Caller: Oh, man. It looks like they got me too.
Operator: Mr. Sandburg, an ambulance is on the way. Can you describe the nature of your injuries?
Caller: Uh, J-jim got hit in the leg. I think it nicked something, he lost a lot of blood, and he hit his head when he fell. I tied my ble- tied my belt around it.
Operator: Can you describe your own injuries, Mr. Sandburg?
Caller: Funny, I didn't notice. I guess I was too focused on Jim...
Operator: Can you describe your own injuries?
Caller: God, I'm tired...
Operator: Mr. Sandburg!
Caller: Blair. My name's Blair. Call me Blair if you're goin' to yell at me.
Operator: Blair. What are your own injuries?
Caller: I got shot. (chuckles)
Operator: Where, Mr. Sandburg.
Operator: Blair. Where were you shot?
Caller: My chest, I think, just under my ribcage. I can't see, I guess they got me a good one, 'cos everything's going everywhere. I haven't felt this bad since my frat party. Frat party? I don't think I was ever in a frat.
Operator: Blair, I need you to do something for me.
Caller: Sure thing. Whatever you want. (laughs) I'm easy.
Operator: (chuckles) I'm sure you are. But I need you to find some material and press it to your wound. I know it's going to hurt, but you have to keep pressure on it to control the bleeding.
Caller: Can't do that.
Operator: Blair -
Caller: Can't. I need both hands on Jim.
Operator: Jim? Detective Ellison?
Caller: Yeah, Jim-bo Ellison. Whoa, I must be in bad shape if I called him that. The belt isn't working. I need to use my hands.
Operator: Blair. Think. You could die. Would Jim want you to do this?
Caller: Nope. If he was awake, he'd probably kill me. But he isn't awake, so I have to do this. How long until the amblulan- ambulances get here?
Operator: Five to Ten minutes.
Caller: That long, huh? (silence)
Caller: .......What's your name?
Operator: My name?
Caller: Yeah, I told you mine, fair swap and all that.
Operator: Michelle. Michelle Nolan.
Caller: Hi Michelle. What's a nice girl like you doing on a phone line like this?
Operator: (laughs) I have to say, you don't sound like a cop.
Caller: Me? 'Cos I'm not. 'm a grad student at Rainier. Got the long hair, the crappy clothes & car, the whole length.
Operator: Sounds like a lot of people I know. How does a grad student end up riding around with cops?
Caller: Police Observer. Studying closed societies. (gasps)
Operator: Blair? Blair, what's wrong?
Caller: Hurts. Oh man that hurts.
Operator: Blair, you need to -
Caller: Nuh uh. Jim needs me. (heavy breathing) Keep talking ok? Just keep talking to me. I need something to focus on.
Operator: Blair, just keep breathing. Focus on your breathing. In and out.
Operator: What? What's so funny?
Caller: You. Usually it me that, (gasps) me that does the breathing coach bit. Jim would laugh his pants off if he could hear this.
Operator: How is Detective Ellison?
Caller: Jim? I think he's ok. I got the bleeding stopped. He's still breathing, I think he's ok. Did I just say that?
Operator: You two must be very close
Caller: Yeah, we are. He's like my best friend and brother rolled into one. I took over his entire life, and he's just been so cool about it, you know what I mean Michelle? I must drive him insane. Mr. Straight laced cop...(indecipherable)
Operator: Blair. Stay awake. Can you do that for me?
Caller: Awake. Oh yeah, I can do that.
Operator: So, closed societies, that's Anthropology, right?
Caller: Yeah! How did you know?
Operator: My brother used to study it.
Caller: Brother? Hang on....Ben Nolan?
Caller: Wow. Small world. What happened to him?
Operator: Joined the Army.
Caller: Army? Anthro to Army. That's a major leap (laughs) I guess it kinda..kinda... (Indecipherable.)
Operator: Hold on Blair, I can hear the sirens. Hold on.
Operator: That's it Blair. Stay awake. I can hear them. You'll be ok.
Caller: Ok? Jim. They gotta...Jim. No, take Jim first, he...
Operator: Blair? Blair!
Caller: This is Simon Banks of the Cascade PD. Who is this?
Operator: Michelle Nolan, 911 telecommunications operator. How is he?
Operator: Blair. The man I was just talking to. Blair Sandburg.
Caller: Blair? They have him in the ambulance. They're talking him off to Mercy.
Operator: I'm going off duty in fifteen minutes. How will I know you in the emergency room?
Caller: I'm a bit hard to miss. How do you know Sandburg?
Operator: Please, Captain. I want to make sure he'll be all right.
Caller: (sighs) I'm tall, over 6 foot, big and black. How do you know Sandburg? Are you a friend from University?
Operator: No, I've never seen him before.
Caller: I have to go.
Operator: All right. I'll see you at the hospital.
Caller: Fine. Damn, how the hell does the kid do it? Chatting up a 911 operator... (disconnected)
Call Terminated at 21:30:53
All Content Copyright © 2001 Taleya Joinson