Norma Torres inviting emergency dispatcher to State of the Union

January 8, 2016
In The News

Rep. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, will invite the dispatcher who directed 911 traffic during the San Bernardino terror attack to be the congresswoman's guest during the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

“(Annemarie Teall) was the calm voice we all heard on the 911 recordings from that fateful day,” Torres said in a news release.“As panic spread throughout the region, she and her team coordinated a swift, effective emergency response to what is likely the greatest tragedy our community has ever suffered.”

Torres is on leave from her job as a Los Angeles Police Department dispatcher, where she worked for 18 years.

Teall has worked as a dispatcher for the past 27 years and is currently a police dispatch supervisor for the city of San Bernardino, according to Torres’ office.