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County launches Text-to-9-1-1 service

9-1-1: Call if you can, text if you can’t


Last updated 2/17/2022 at 7:37am

Lincoln County Sheriff Wade Magers announced that as of February 14, 2022 Text-to-9-1-1 service is available in Lincoln County. T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Inland Cellular Wireless customers in Lincoln County can now send a text message to 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Texting to 9-1-1 is a new, important service. It is intended to benefit people who may not be able to speak due to an emergency such as a home invasion or abusive partner, as well as individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities.

“Don’t abuse 9-1-1. Calling or texting 9-1-1 is only for emergencies. Be sa...

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