I thanked the officers for making the followup, I showed them how the call had happened and I assured them it would not happen again!
Most communities treat a 911 hangup as an emergency. We had a storm and short power failure at one time when I had only a Qwest landline. My wife had been on the call when it disconnected. A little while later, she noticed lights at the dogleg in our gated 400' driveway. We decided to investigate, but since we live in the country, I grabbed my trusty 12-guage short barrel pump shotgun. I was holding it (loaded and ready to go) in my left hand as I opened our front door with my right. Imagine the surprise when I stood face to face with an officer from the county sheriff's department. He calmly asked if I would put the shotgun down to which I responded with a very plolite, "Yes, Sir!" We both laughed about it as I explained why I was coming out armed and he was there. Seems that the phone company equipment that serves our home has a history of sending out false 911 hangups but they are required to respond to each one. I feel very blessed that we live in the country and not some big city where the officer would have had every right to shoot first before asking me to drop the weapon.
VoIP hardware: 2 Telo w/3 handsets & Linx / ooma core
Total Lines: 8 / Numbers: 11 / Handsets: 20
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