Texting 911 possible in Uvalde County

The Uvalde Leader-News - 07-05

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Uvalde Police Department’s telecommunications department now has the capability to receive texts to 911. Since June 11, two people have taken advantage of the service. A teenage boy texted 911 dispatchers two weeks ago to ask how to report a sexual assault. Dora Elia Trevino was the dispatcher who received the June 25 text, which resulted in the arrest of Galveston resident Mauricio Barrera, 38, on charges of indecency with a child/sexual contact.

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