911 Operator Honored for Kitten Rescue

“Our 911 operators are a vital part of our police department, but quite often they’re not really recognized because they’re behind the scenes. But not today.”

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Palm Beach Police Maj. Nicholas Caristo, left, and Deputy Chief Ann-Marie Taylor recognize dispatcher Mathew Meek, facing, for helping to save an abandoned kitten during an award ceremony Thursday April 26, 2018 at Town Hall in Palm Beach. Caristo has adopted the kitten. (Meghan McCarthy / Daily News)

 

When 911 operator Mathew Meek saw a kitten being thrown our of a car crossing a bridge, he took immediate action, calling an officer to the scene. Meek was honored by the Palm Beach Police Department (FL) during an award ceremony.

“Our 911 operators are a vital part of our police department, but quite often they’re not really recognized because they’re behind the scenes,” Major Nicholas Caristo shared with those in attendance. “But not today.”

The kitten, named Bridget after the location on which she was found, has also gotten a very happy ending.  She was adopted by Major Caristo.

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