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Cayuga County mourns loss of 911 dispatcher

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Cayuga County 911 has announced the passing of Emergency Services Dispatcher Valerie Beman, a cherished member of their team for nearly 25 years. Known for her exceptional dedication and ability to manage even the most challenging calls, Beman passed away, leaving a profound impact on her colleagues and community.

Colleagues remembered Beman as more than just a dispatcher; she was a mentor, a second mother, and a beacon of support during difficult times. Her approach to each call with patience and grace made her a reassuring presence for both callers and responders. Beman was celebrated for her spirited personality and the genuine care she extended to everyone, traits that made her a beloved figure at Cayuga County 911.


The Cayuga County 911 team is deeply saddened by the loss of Beman, whose positive energy and commitment to her team will be sorely missed. As they cope with this significant loss, the team shares memories of her humor and kindness, keeping her spirit alive in their hearts. They extend their gratitude to the community for their thoughts and prayers during this challenging time.

The Auburn Police Department issued the following statement:

“We are keeping Cayuga County 911 center in our thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of dispatcher, Valerie Beman. Our department is grateful for Valerie and her commitment to ensure our officers were always able to have someone to count on while protecting our city. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you and all our dispatchers for your service. You will be greatly missed.”