The government will protect you
In Detroit, a 6 yr old calls 911 to report his mother is unconscious. The dispatcher refuses to send anyone unless he puts an adult on line, and there is no adult. He calls again, and the dispatcher threatens him with trouble for a prank call. When police do arrive, 3 hours later, his mother is dead.
"Officials said the 911 operator will be disciplined, but because of her years of service she will not be fired." Nothing like civil service. Story here.