Calling for Backup
A third of the nation’s 18,000 police departments have already adopted the technology.
The cell phone ringing in the driver’s hip pocket startles the man in the passenger’s seat. It is a sound he has never heard before. He asks if he can answer it. The driver, his sister, shows him how. On the line is his sister’s daughter, an adult niece he hasn’t seen since she was a child. She asks where they are.
After one son died in a house fire, Kristine Bunch of Greensburg did 16 years for murder and arson while separated from her other child. Eventually she won a grueling fight for freedom and a chance to be a mother again. But some things, she discovered, were lost forever.