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New Mohave County sheriff’s program protects susceptible, disabled

Residents of Mohave County who could also be fearful a few susceptible beloved one wandering off can now get help by means of the new Take Me Home program from the Sheriff’s Office.

The Take Me Home program, initially developed by the Pensacola Florida Police Department, was dropped at northwestern Arizona by MCSO Search and Rescue to help individuals who might have particular lodging.

What finally turned a four-year course of to implement the brand new program was partially motivated by the 2018 loss of life of an 8-year-old autistic boy whose physique was recovered from the Colorado River after wandering from his Bullhead City dwelling a day earlier.

“We figured there’s got to be a way to improve our response and we can look for at-risk individuals, especially autistic kids,” mentioned Bob Rose, commander of Kingman Search and Rescue.

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