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Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts praises ‘Project Lifesaver’

Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is urging residents to consider “Project Lifesaver,” a service that tracks people who wander away from home or become lost.

Project Lifesaver tracking devices, in the form of battery-powered bracelets, are offered at no cost to families with relatives who may have autism, Down syndrome, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other impairments.

The transmitters, which are worn on the wrist or ankle, emit an individualized tracking signal that allows police to find people after they are reported missing.

“I encourage families with loved ones who are at risk of wandering or becoming lost to enroll in the program,” Virts said. “Please be proactive, so if your family member does get lost or is missing we will be able to find them much quicker.”

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