The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to be the recipient of a one thousand dollar endowment for the purpose of supporting Project Lifesaver. This donation was made possible by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. Project Lifesaver is the premier search and rescue program operated internationally by public safety agencies, and is strategically designed for “at risk” individuals who are prone to the life threatening behavior of wandering. The primary mission of Project Lifesaver is to provide timely response to save lives and reduce potential injury for adults and children with the propensity to wander due to a cognitive condition. To date, the sheriff’s office has issued 8 monitoring bracelets to people in Marshall County. Once the bracelets (transmitter worn on the wrist) are issued, we provide the upkeep by replacing batteries and conducting routine maintenance at no cost to the families. These bracelets cost approx. $275 each plus additional costs to replace batteries and wrist bands. This endowment will certainly help us keep this program going to assist families in Marshall County. Additional information can be obtained by contacting Gayle Johnson at 251-368-9136 ext. 2210.
Statement from Sheriff Sims:
“I want to thank the Poarch Band of Creek Indians for their endowment for the specific purpose of supporting the Project Lifesaver program. This endowment will help purchase much needed equipment to help serve the citizens of Marshall County in this endeavor.”