La PORTE — The occasional service interruptions and disruptions that cell phone users have come to know – and hate – will soon be a thing of the past for La Porte County’s first responders.

On Wednesday, the La Porte County Board of Commissioners approved a service agreement with Indiana FirstNet, a cellular service specifically for public safety personnel use. Members of the county sheriff’s department, emergency medical services and emergency management plan to switch to FirstNet, which should offer more reliable service than public wireless networks, said Emergency Management Director Larry Butcher.

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