SYCAMORE – There are plenty of jarring police codes. A 10-32 indicates a person with a gun. A 10-70 is a fire. There’s one code no officer in dire straits wants to hear: 10-1. That means that although they, or residents, might be desperate for backup, dispatchers and fellow officers can’t understand what they’re saying.
“It is a helpless feeling, and sometimes it may just be static, but sometimes an officer could be trying to relay information,” Sycamore Police Chief Jim Winters said.