Oologah Man Sues Rogers County Over 911 Call Response

Saturday, July 31st 2010, 4:34 pm
By: News On 6


ROGERS COUNTY, OK -- The Rogers County Sheriff's Office is being sued for gross negligence over response times to a 911 call. Oologah resident James Snyder, who is suing the department for $125,000, was in a one-car accident in June.

The crash occurred in the early hours of June 22 on County Road 430 between Roads 4080 and 4090.

Rogers County dispatch was called, but the lawsuit says there was an unnecessary and excessive delay.

Snyder's attorney says the sheriff's office acted with "gross negligence in the hiring and training" of 911 dispatch officials. Attorney Tim Gilpin says his client, who was pinned under the truck, "was further injured and harmed in a serious and permanent manner" because of the delay.

Rogers County voters have approved a new dispatch center, but the sheriff says it won't be built for at least another two years.

Information courtesy the Oologah Lake Leader.