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Linda Pillow’s voice is low, calming, and steady. Many might call it “a voice in the dark.” And it’s a voice that very few people hope to hear.  

“Nine-one-one. What is the location of your emergency?” asks Pillows.  

After 15 years of such service to the community, she just retired from Bedford County 911 Dispatch.  

She said she always had the “gift of gab.”  

“I don’t think I’ve met anybody that I couldn’t talk to,” she said.    

Growing up in Hickman County, Pillow’s father was an auxiliary officer, so she found herself always around officers and a dispatch — which was very small at the time… READ MORE