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Recognizing the Behind the Scene Heroes of Emergency Response Calls

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - All week long, we have been celebrating the heroes who are behind the scenes when it comes to emergency response.  We're talking about all of the 9-1-1 dispatchers.  Today we caught up with the DPS dispatchers who are spending their Easter weekend answering your emergency calls.

The DPS operators are on duty 24 hours a day seven days a week and get this, they serve 18 counties in the South Texas area.  Not only do they help dispatch State Troopers for DPS, but they also help Texas Parks and Wildlife, US Marshals, and TABC.

Dispatchers also monitor the cameras on the highways for accidents and traffic.