True story from archy, from several years back:
Upon calling the local 911 number to report an armed robbery no longer in progress at the business I managed, the sleepy-voiced dispatcher enquired if I wished my call directed to the local police, county sheriff or fire department. I told him I'd talk with the local cops, but he might want to give the county coroner a call and send him round, too.
That woke the lad right up.
re: "sleepy dispatcher"
We had one that liked to sleep on the midnight shift...every once in a while one of us would find a nice deserted spot, turn on our siren and scream into the radio:
"[car #] 10-80 !!!!," create fake statict noise and then cut transmission...
...while the rest of the shift watched this dude scramble from a dead sleep and try to contact the car involved in the "chase"