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Verizon Wireless To Host Operation Safe Child Event At Leray, New York Wal-Mart

Free Fingerprinting and ID Cards Available

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September 4, 2008

John O'Malley
John.OMalley@VerizonWireless.com
585-321-7264Meredith Dropkin
mdropkin@mower.com
315-413-4293

WATERTOWN, NY — Verizon Wireless, working in conjunction with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, will host an Operation Safe Child event at its Wal-Mart kiosk, 25737 US Route 11, in Leray on Friday, September 6. All attending parents and guardians will be provided a free Safe Child ID Card containing the child’s photo, fingerprints and biographical information.

Approximately 800,000 children disappear each year as a result of family abductions, kidnappings, and running away.* It’s important for parents to be prepared in the event that their son or daughter becomes a missing child —Verizon Wireless also feels it’s important to take preventative measures.

WHO:
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department
Dennis Gregory, Store Manager, Verizon Wireless

WHEN:
Friday, September 6, 2008
12:00PM – 4:00PM

WHERE:
Wal-Mart
25737 US Route 11
Leray, NY 13637
315-629-2124

WHY:
The Operation Safe Child program is a New York state-wide initiative, providing parents and guardians a free Safe Child ID Card. The card includes the child’s name, biographical information, a high-resolution photo and the fingerprint image of both index fingers. The card can be carried in a purse or wallet and, in the event a child is missing, can be provided to law enforcement immediately. The time that would otherwise be used to gather information can instead be used to search for the missing child.

*According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

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