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ST. GEORGE — The Colorado City Marshal’s Office recently rolled out leading edge technology that will allow residents to communicate with emergency dispatch by text, which officials say is a vital component in the department’s continuing efforts to enhance public safety for residents and anyone visiting the valley nestled along the Utah-Arizona border.

The text-to-911 service allows those in an emergency situation to communicate with the department’s 911 center through texting. The message is sent to a control center, which forwards the text to emergency dispatch using an internet-based application…

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