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Today’s guest is Keith Thornton Jr., a former volunteer firefighter, EMT, police officer and Chicago Emergency Communications dispatcher. Keith’s currently a supervisor in an Emergency Communications Center in a suburb of Chicago. I reached out to Keith on Facebook because of a tragic situation in Chicago where one police office was killed and another gravely wounded. Keith was the police dispatcher that night and managed to organize the officers and assist in the apprehension of the criminals responsible for the shootings. Correction; not the criminals. To quote Keith, the demons who did the shooting. Keith is very direct in his views and doesn’t hold back on how he views the world and the people in it.
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Prior to this episode, I’d only spoken with Keith once over the phone back in July. As we mention in the episode, he’s got a Facebook page and I sent him a message and asked if he’d like to come on the podcast. He answered me within hours and said that he’d love to come on and talk. We’d never before and he didn’t know me from Adam. Yet, readily agreed to come on a small podcast, talk to a guy he’d never met and speak openly and honestly about how he feels about the world that we live in. The world needs more people like Keith; open, honest and real.
I’m so grateful for all of my guests, most of which I’ve never met in person and only spoken to on the phone. Like Keith said, when he was a dispatcher, he never met the people he sent on calls in person; he’s only spoken to them on the radio and by phone. So they speak and he listens. Now that’s a lesson we should all take to heart.
Until next time, take care of one another and thanks for listening.