Brody Flavin, 22, of Newton wants to be a police officer or a firefighter.

While he is making up his mind, he is earning distinction as a 911 dispatcher.

Flavin recently was recognized by the Association of Public Communications Officials as the 2007 Telecommunicator of the Year for his work on a three-county chase of a suspect that forced sheriff A.J. Wuthnow off the road in September. For the complete story, see the June 26 print edition of the Kansan.