911 texting service now available in Sarpy County

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Sarpy County residents can now send texts to 911.

The county is done testing the system and is in the process of educating residents of the service.

Sarpy County officials want residents to remember the catchphrase "call if you can, text if you can't."

This means if you are in danger and you cannot call, then texting is an option.

Officials want residents to keep messages brief, providing the sender's location and the type of help needed.

Sarpy County is the latest to add the technology.

Four other Nebraska counties including Douglas County already have the technology.

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