Florida Deputy Yvan Fernandez Fired After Finishing Pizza Instead of Answering 911 Call of Dying Woman

Gwen Minnis

A Florida sheriff’s deputy in Lee County has been fired after an investigation found that he ignored a 911 call from a woman having a heart attack so that he could finish his pizza, according to television station WZVN.

According to an internal report released Wednesday, Lee County Deputy Yvan Fernandez was first dispatched to the home of a friend of the deceased woman, Gwen Minnis, 48, at 1:11 p.m. on March 13 after the county received a 911 call with no voice on the other end, WZVN reports.

The report says that Fernandez was having lunch with three other deputies at a pizza-and-wings restaurant at the time and acknowledged the call from the 911 dispatcher.

Eight minutes later, dispatch contacted Fernandez again, saying that the call was still open. Fernandez replied, saying, “Copy,” writes WZVN.

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