For most of my life, I have been a big supporter of our law enforcement.  Given what they have had to endure over the last few years, this has become even more so.

Because of this, I feel even worse about wasting their time over the weekend.

Not once, but TWICE, I managed to butt dial emergency services over the long weekend.  I still can't believe this happened.  I am so embarrassed!

The first time was on Sunday.  I was at Walmart with my kids.  We were taking a look at some TVs and I heard someone asking what the emergency was.  I sushed the kids and listened a little closer.  I heard someone speaking, but by the time I had pulled my phone out of my pocket, the screen on my phone was black.  I just assumed it was something playing on one of the TVs.  Nope!

A few minutes, and a couple of electronics department aisles, later my phone rang.  It was a restricted number.  But, because I never know if someone is calling me about business, I always pick up my phone.  It was an officer from the Augusta Police Department checking to make sure everything was okay.  I explained that it must have been a butt dial.

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Then, on Monday afternoon, I was getting ready to leave work when I heard my phone making a screeching noise.  This time, I caught it in the middle of dialing.  I stopped it...  Not soon enough, though.  A minute or so later, I got another call from APD.  Again, I explained what happened and apologized.

I am not 100% sure why my phone made those calls, but I believe it was because it "woke up" in my pocket and I somehow tapped the EMERGENCY CALL button that appears on the unlock screen.

Regardless, I feel awful because I know what I big time waster that is for our police and dispatchers.

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