The emotions associated with the deadly domestic violence attack in Twinsburg are beyond anything most of us can imagine. A dispatcher heard a 10-year old girl frantically begging for help as she said, " ... my dad is murdering my mom." Cops and paramedics walked into the bloody scene and tried unsuccessfully to save Tami Wong, 46, who had been stabbed multiple times. And then there are the kids, themselves.
Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga says he heard indirectly from the relatives currently caring for the 10-year old girl and 8-year old boy.
"They're still trying to come to grips, in terms of being without parents and I think it's going to take them a long, long time to do that," said Noga.
While everyone has the innocent children in mind, it is not unreasonable to consider some of the adults in the mix that also had to deal with a sad situation.
It goes across the board to the officers who respond to a call like that," said Noga. "Fortunately, this is not an everyday occurence in Twinsburg and we have dealt with calls like this before, but that doesn't mean it's any easier on safety forces personnel."
Noga says counseling services are available to first responders, including dispatchers, through Safety Forces Chaplaincy in Akron.
"There are certain segments of society that believes, 'Well, that's part of your job, just deal with it,' but we're human beings at our core," said Noga.
Glenn Wong, 50, is being held at the Summit County Jail.