911 hang-ups are routine part of police work, until they’re not

by Geoff Fox

Anytime a person calls the 911 center and hangs up, police have to respond. Many times, that call was made accidentally, with no real need for emergency response. But officers don’t know that for sure until they do the footwork to track down the source of the hang-up.

Between January 1 and Monday, September 12, there have been 68 911 hang up calls reported by the Hancock Police Department and 97 for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office . . .