Initially I was thinking the same thing, but I guess there could be situations were you could not talk. Maybe you're really ill, or injured and can't talk. Another scenario might be that a woman, or child might be hiding under a bed, or in a closet during a home invasion, and they don't want to risk being heard.Is anyone really STUPID enough to text message
911 to report an emergency?
Hmm... Yeah, that make sense.mike, There are certain tactical situations,as were mentioned that would make texting useful. Our pd here has recently upgraded their phone system to all allow students and mothers "at risk" to text. So there might be logic to this option. Ex, Let's say a child is witness to another being bullied or solicited to buy drugs and can't call for help due to the chance of being heard? Or how about the battered female needing safety from her estranged drunk husband in the next room? Texting could be used in these situations!
In central ill. they are treated that way if they are received as a blocked number or with gps turned off. Otherwise they are treated as legit.it seems 911 texts are treated the same as hang ups around here. at least it seems like it as heard over the scanner.