The Sheriff’s Department of Georgetown County, South Carolina recently became one of 1,400 law enforcement agencies to voluntarily participate in the Project Lifesaver program.
Project Lifesaver assists families and caregivers of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s Disease and related conditions and disabilities. Project Lifesaver clients wear a wrist or ankle band that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify law enforcement that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained local law enforcement officers respond to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment.
On March 28, 2017, a Silver Alert was issued for 81-year-old Vito Episcopo. Episcopo went missing in Delavan, Wisconsin and was found safe 1,700 miles away in Nevada.
From the story on WKOW:
A Silver Alert for 81-year-old Vito Episcopo has now been canceled.
Mr. Episcopo was found safe in Nevada.
DELAVAN (WKOW) — A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 81-year-old Walworth County man.
Vito Episcopo was last seen Monday evening around 5:30, in Delavan, driving a white 2015 Ford Escape with Wisconsin plates of 116-MWW.
Mr. Episcopo stands 5’10” and is 240 pounds. He has hazel eyes and brown, unkempt hair. He also wears eyeglasses.
Episcopo does have a medical condition which he needs medication for survival. This medication is not with him.
He does have family in Darien, Illinois and he is known to frequent Midway Airport.
On March 22, 2017, a Silver Alert was issued for 93-year-old Eleanor Dannolfo. Dannolfo went missing in Coventry, Connecticut and was found safe 120 miles away in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
From the story on WTIC Fox 61:
A Coventry woman was found safe by the Gloucester, Mass police department Thursday morning.
Police issued a Silver Alert for the missing 93-year-old Wednesday night after Eleanor Dannolfo was reported missing.
Family members said Dannolfo told them she was heading out to pay a doctor’s bill and then run a couple of errands before coming right back home.