Dispatched as a signal 21, the dispatcher volunteered some of the notes, advising that it involved a passerby seeing a man down in a blue Acura, at Chef & Recovery Drive. It was also mentioned that the subject had blood on his face. After a unit was dispatched, additional notes were read, advising that the subject may be signal 29 (dead).
Responding units arrived, advised dispatch that the man was dead, and to advise homicide and corner's office. Just minutes later, the signal was changed to a 29s (suicide).
1) Man reported down with wound on face, next to landfill, possibly dead, should not be dispatched as a signal 21. What if the man was dying, and this held in the backlog stack as a 21?
2) Obviously, I was not on scene, and did not see what the officers did. However, I find it surprising that the signal was so quickly changed to a 29s. Typically, either homicide or the corner's office makes that determination... and until then, the signal remains a 29u (undetermined death).
Note - This incident happened on Tuesday, Jan 5th. I'm late in posting this to the forum by a couple of days.