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.
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"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.