Lincoln, NE-- For many a Christmas tradition is to stay inside, open presents, and feast.
“9-1-1- what’s the address of your emergency,” said Matt Buser, a dispatcher.
That isn’t the case for Matt, he works on holidays to save lives.
“What’s the phone number you're calling from?”
As a dispatcher he works ten hours on Christmas day, and it’s different than other days.
“Today we have gotten domestic and medical calls. It’s been slow. Not a whole lot of activity yet”
Matt is apart of a larger team, who dedicates their lives for the community. This includes, Captain David Beggs has been working at the Lincoln Police Department for 44 years and has worked plenty of holidays.
"Well if you work somewhere like the police department. You have to know that you're going to work holidays and odd hours...and I think people just expect it,” said Beggs.
Luckily, even with their odd schedules, the police department works well together.
“This place is like a family anyways—it’s not big enough that we don't know everyone,” said Beggs.
As for Matt, the slow day does not bother him.
“This is pretty much the thing on Christmas day...fairly slow and not a lot of activity…which is good--because we don't want anyone hurt.”