Huh? It does not matter whether the emergency call comes in via semaphore, smoke signals, satellite, or any radio. If your sheriff will not or does not respond to a legitimate call for help in a real emergency he is severely remiss in his duties. If he does not have "the guts" to respond he does not deserve to wear the badge. I always thought the old Texas ranger slogan is one that is needed more these days every time I see 15 police cars at a minor problem. It was "One riot, one Ranger" As the son of a long time police officer in a rural area, I saw that those officers had to be tough and self reliant as any backup was non existent or a long time away. Just as it was for law on the frontiers of America in the early days. The very definition of the job is "GUTS"!