As I understand it: 'duty to rescue' does not generally exist for regular citizens in the USA. (Some exceptions apply!)
Let's say I'm in Europe and I call the general inquiry phone number of a local (city) police department in the United States to report a suicidal individual local to them. Do any of the following entities have a 'duty to rescue' in the following situations?:
- Police officers answering the phone.
- Non-police officer employees answering phones at a (local?) PD.
- The dispatch operators that #1 and #2 connect me to.
- The dispatch operators I get when I dial 911 while being in the USA myself.
- The legal entities of either the police department or the emergency services dispatch (or other involved party?)
Note: I have tried to keep this question as narrow/focused as possible. Let me know if there's any issues with the question. I'm not familiar with law all that much.