Technology helps law enforcement

Published 12:28 am Sunday, September 13, 2015

Over the past several years, many know about the advances in technology that have occurred in medicine, but getting the word out to help locate those who have gone missing have advanced as well.

That was certainly the case this week when a Burlington man went missing from his home, and the resources available to law enforcement and others undoubtedly enhanced the ability to locate him quickly and safely.

Some of these included posting the details through various social media platforms and quickly working to ensure the information was put out to other law enforcement agencies that ultimately resulted in finding the missing person.

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Many additional resources are available today for law enforcement agencies and those searching for missing children and adults, as other avenues include amber alert and missing adult alert system that spread the information instantly throughout the country.

However, it is important to remember that even with the advances in how the information is sent out, word of mouth and local residents coming together provides a valuable resource as well.

The safe return of anyone who goes missing is the top priority, and we applaud all those involved who worked to find Mr. Henderson and get him home safely.