On May 25, 2007 a Glendale youth name Deja Hanley came home to her residence to find it being burglarized by two unknown subjects. Deja, who is 14 years old, immediately went to a neighbor’s house to call 911 and spoke to a Glendale Police Dispatcher and relayed the details so that it could be passed to responding officers. Officers subsequently located the subjects and charges were filed.
On February 2nd, 2008 Deja’s heroic efforts were recognized by the dispatcher, Cassie Gaarder, for an award from the 911 for Kids. This award and a medal were presented to Deja at the Scottsdale Fashion Mall during an event that was sponsored by the NFL Wives Club. The award was presented by spokesman Tim Brown of the Oakland Raiders. Dispatcher Cassie Gaarder accepted an award with Deja.