Friends, family, and coworkers are honoring the life and legacy of Broken Arrow dispatcher David Weisberg.
A memorial with flowers, pictures, and candles is set up to honor him after he died from COVID-19 complications last week. A burning memorial candle, Oklahoma Sooners decor, sympathy flowers and cards, and pictures of 22 years of dispatch all cover a desk in Broken Arrow.
"If you have ever called for an ambulance, the police, the non-emergency number, you have probably spoken with David and so some point in time, he has helped you from behind the scenes," said Broken Arrow Police Chief Brandon Berryhill.
All of this is in remembrance of Weisberg.
"David was one of the very first dispatchers I met," said Broken Arrow Fire Chief Jeremy Moore. "His passion and compassion, I know he felt like a successful day with him at the helm was everyone going home safely."
David's daughters tell News On 6:
"Our dad was a big part of the community and was always involved in everything he possibly could be. Growing up, he was our softball coach, and he treated every teammate as his own and made sure they were taken care of. He was always patient and understanding and was always ready to give advice. He was the king of dad jokes and corny dances, and his favorite was the shopping cart. His laugh was infectious, and he could get anybody laughing with him. His blood ran crimson and cream and was always cheering his Sooners on. We loved him very much and he will be missed. Boomer Sooner, Texas still sucks, Dad!"
His friends and family said Weisberg was a big teddy bear. He loved to volunteer and between the hours he put in there, the hours with his family and friends, and his hours at work - it is easy to see why people flooded Facebook with messages of love and encouragement after his death.
Firefighters and officers in Broken Arrow said it was an emotionally difficult but incredible honor to escort Weisberg’s body from the hospital to the funeral home last week.
"He will always be that voice that we continue to hear out there leading and guiding us and direct us," said Moore.