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911 Dispatcher Saves the Day for a Bride-to-be
KENT, Wa. (DEREK DRAKE) -- A 911 dispatcher in Washington State is being hailed as a hero today, but for an unusual reason.
According to the Tacoma News Tribune, the 911 dispatcher, Candice, took a call from a frantic bride who had just had her wedding dress stolen, on the day of her wedding.
After successfully calming the bride down and assessing the situation, Candice turned to her supervisor and asked if she could help her in an unconventional way... She wanted to offer the bride-to-be her own wedding dress she had word 18 months earlier.
The supervisor complied, and unsure if the dress would fit the bride-to-be, Candice went to action tracking down a series of people to locate and retrieve her dress.
Candice's husband, Brian, finally retrieved the dress and delivered it to the groom's home in time for the ceremony, and the dress fit like a glove.
Vonnie Mayor, 911 supervisor, told the Tribune "Candice is an extraordinary person. She had something someone else needed, and she made it happen."
For professional and safety reasons, Candice asked that her last name not be released by the newspaper, adding she didn't want the attention either.
Her father, Calvin Luce, who received a frantic text message to call Candice when she said she had an emergency earlier in the day, said he's proud of her. "She has always been very generous, always thinking of other people. It's not a surprise she'd do this, or believe that God put all the pieces together," Luce told the Tribune.
"If she wasn't my size, it wouldn't have worked. If my husband had gone camping instead of staying home, I couldn't have gotten to the dress," Candice told the newspaper. "God does awesome things, and this woman, whose wedding day might have been ruined, had her special day, after all."
The wedding, reportedly, went off without any further hitch. And as for the bride's original dress, the perpetrator remains on the loose, and the dress has yet to be recovered.
(Image Credit: Calvin Luce via Tacoma News Tribune)