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Funds will go a long way

This week, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department got equipment that may save lives.

Project Lifesaver is designed to aid “at risk” individuals, such as those with Alzheimer’s, autistic children and children who suffer from other disorders.

Those enrolled in the program receive band with a transmitter, encased in an oval case. Each transmitter has its own serial number, so if the person wearing it gets lost, an officer can track them down with a special locator receiver.

The sheriff’s office has been taking part in the program for the past 12 years and, thanks to a $4,783 grant from the Foundation for the Tri-State Community, they received, this week, two new tracking devices, seven transmitters and two hard cases for the equipment.

The department does not have the funds to purchase the bracelets, which are paid for through donations, so this is a welcome boost to the program.

We are thankful the department takes part in this program and these funds will give it a welcome boost.

We commend all who made this possible.