Vickie Cook was overcome with emotion during funeral services for her daughter Deanna Cook on Friday at St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas (Photo: Mona Reeder/DMN).
Her daughter’s case caused nationwide outrage and spurred change to Dallas 911 call procedures. Deanna’s 911 call for help while her ex-husband beat and strangled her was mishandled by the operator; she was found dead two days later. In the call, Deanna can be heard choking and pleading for her life. Catch up here:
• Read our report from Deanna’s funeral
• Learn about DPD’s two new 911 call classifications
• Watch CNN’s interview with Deanna’s sisters
• Read about Deanna’s final tweets
• Get the latest on DPD Chief Brown’s statement about the 911 operator
• Editorial: Dallas police heighten family’s pain with horrific 911 response
• Read letters to the editor about the incident
“Because of her, many people are going to be saved,” said Apostle Billy Grate, Deanna’s pastor. “Police are going to try to prevent something like this from happening.”
• Left: Circa 500 B.C., Siddhartha Gautama Buddha achieved inner peace beneath a fig tree in India.
• Right: 2,500 years later, police say Nikhil Siddhartha Burman pretty much achieved the opposite outside Pappadeux’s on Oak Lawn and Lemmon late Tuesday night.
Listen to audio » Police say Highland Park man tried to kill wife before committing suicide in home — In this 911 tape from this morning, you can hear Dina Steele of Highland Park asking police to hurry, because her husband is trying to hurt her and himself. Note that it’s pretty disturbing to hear.
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