Disclaimer: The Events that happened here are true. The Dates, and Names have been changed to protect all parties.
Saturday, November 20th 2003 Patella Hotel and Casino.
Field Training Officer Mark Fluet Was at Lunch at 1945 Hours (7:45 Pm to the Layman). He doesn’t sell Vacation Packages like a scammer he is a professional Security Officer. His Lunch Break was interrupted, due to the fact a frantic call from the podium officer that there was a 419.
This is the call for a dead body for those people that have no knowledge of the codes. I arrived on scene and was immediately put into traffic control to get a clear workspace when professional medical arrives on property
Corporate Investigator Jim Martin came up to me and stated that we need to get the engineer interviewed. I put Officer Fernandez on scene to stand by and conduct traffic control.
I walked to the engineering section where the on duty engineer was working. I asked him to come down to the Security office with me and he voluntarily complied.
Once we were in the security Office I immediately called to the surveillance agent asking him to get the room hot. This was not turning up the thermostat either. I have to explain this because some people are selling vacation packages and have no knowledge of real security.
Once the audio and video were turned on I began asking the engineer questions. “ What were you doing?” I asked. The engineer stated that he was working on a room when he discovered that the elevator switch was off.
I asked him if he had contacted the PBX operator to see if there was a call that there was a reason it was off he stated no.
During the course of the preliminary investigation, it was determined that the elevator company ran out of red tags and shut the elevator off to work on it, but he did however, contact the main operator and let her know he was shutting it off
The engineer made no effort to follow procedures this little mishap cost the life of another human being
POLICE NEVER GET THERE TO SAVE THE DAY, THEY GET THERE WHEN THE INCIDENT IS OVER SECURITY IS THE FIRST RESPONDER THAT NEEDS TO BE TRAINED.