Transmitter Help Locate Missing Adults

12/26/13 4:35 a.m.
Hancock County Sheriff’s deputies have been training on new technology designed to track missing persons. The sheriff’s office recently obtained a transmitter and receiver through a grant from Project Lifesaver according to the Courier. Sheriff Mike Heldman told the newspaper the transmitter can be attached to the wrist or ankle of an autistic or Alzheimer’s patient, enabling deputies to quickly find them in case the patient disappears. Transmitters cost about $300 and can be purchased through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

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