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Dispatcher Who Hung Up on 911 Caller Before Friend Died Resigns

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    Dispatcher Who Hung Up on 911 Caller Before Friend Died Resigns
    Courtesy Nicole Chavez
    Jaydon Chavez-Silver, seen in this photo released by his mother, died after being shot at a party in Albuquerque on June 26.

    An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who allegedly hung up on a distressed 911 caller seeking help as her friend was dying from a gunshot wound has resigned, officials said. 

    "Driver Matthew Sanchez tendered his resignation of employment from the Albuquerque Fire Department effective immediately," fire department Chief Administrative Officer Rob Perry said in a statement.

    Sanchez allegedly hung up on a distraught women who was tending to a 17-year-old who was shot after the woman used explicit language.

    "OK, you kow what, ma'am? you can deal with yourself, I'm not going to deal with this, OK?" Sanchez supposedly said before the line disconnects.