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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Police Department (Tuscaloosa County) According to the case follow up report, Lieutenant Bale Langston wrote: “We received multiple calls from family and friends of the missing child. The leads did not directly help with the recovery, but informed our agency that she wasn’t in danger.” To aid in the search for the missing teenager, Tuscaloosa Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program after an exhaustive search on Saturday, January 25, 2014 for a 13 year old girl that had gone missing after an argument with her mother. Equipped with the information provided by The Tuscaloosa Police, the alert call asked anyone with information about the teenager to contact the Police. Police received numerous calls in response to the more than 1,400 alert calls that were launched in the area where the girl was last seen. Tips received enabled Police to locate her safe at 12:30 p.m. the following day, at an address approximately three (3) miles away.

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Location: Centreville, AL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, January 26, 2014

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Bibb County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Corporal Crofford of the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said, “Your Alert was very helpful, even though it did not directly help locate the child, it was great to see it in action. The child returned on his own from hiding in the woods.” This came after the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on Sunday, January 26, 2014 in an effort to locate an eleven year old boy that was reported missing from his home and who had last been seen at 9:40 a.m. Officers received numerous calls in response to the more than 1,500 alert calls that were launched in the area surrounding the 300 block of Family Road in Randolph. Shortly after the alert calls were placed in that area, the missing child returned home on his own accord, safe and unharmed at 11:00 p.m. The search was called off, saving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Madison, AL

Children - Recovered: Saturday, October 19, 2013

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Madison, Alabama Police Department (Madison County) “Several calls came in leading patrol to the address where [missing boy] was located,” wrote Detective Marcus Adams. This in reference to the safe recovery of a 14 year old boy that had gone missing on October 19, 2013. A Child Is Missing placed over 1,100 telephone alert calls surrounding the area where the boy was last seen. Tips from the alert assisted Police in locating the boy at an address approximately 2 miles away.

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Location: Sylacauga, AL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, June 13, 2013

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Sylacauga, Alabama Police Department (Talladega County) When a 14 year old boy went missing from his home in Sylacauga, Lieutenant Jason McNeill activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency’s search. More than 1,000 telephone alert calls were sent to residents and businesses in the area surrounding the boy’s home. In response, 2 tips were received and people came out of their homes to assist Police in the search. The assistance helped Police locate the boy safe about a mile away later that evening.

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Location: Coaling, AL

Children - Recovered: Friday, March 01, 2013

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Coaling, Alabama (Tuscaloosa County) Police Department The afternoon of Sunday, February 24, 2013, Officer Hollingsworth called A Child Is Missing to activate the Alert. A 13 year old girl was missing from her home in Cottondale and concern for her safety was growing. Over 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area around the girl’s home asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to contact Police. In response, tips came in that assisted Police in locating the girl at an abandoned property a few days later.

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Location: Opelika, AL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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Lee County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Tuesday, January 1, 2013, a 4 year old boy was reported missing from his home in Salem, Alabama. He was last seen walking near his home with the family’s two dogs. Deputy Edmonds was leading the search and a dispatcher activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. Over 500 telephone alert calls were sent to the rural area. In response, the agency received calls with information that assisted them in locating the boy safe. He was hiding in a barn about a half mile away from his home.

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Location: Cullman, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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Cullman County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office When an 11 year old boy was reported missing the afternoon of Wednesday, January 11, 2012, Dispatcher Dustin Bentley activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist Lieutenant Blackwood at the scene. The boy had last been seen walking down the road when he had disappeared and it had been nearly an hour since anyone had seen him. Nearly 100 alert calls were sent to the rural area surrounding the boy’s home. Within 15 minutes of activation, a neighbor came forward stating that the boy was at her home. She had received the alert call and notified deputies of the child’s whereabouts, ending the search.

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Location: Muscle Shoals, AL

Disabled - Recovered: Friday, December 30, 2011

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Muscle Shoals, Alabama (Colbert County) Police Department The morning of Friday, December 30, 2011 a 27 year old disabled man was reported missing from his home in Muscle Shoals. Dispatcher Gilley activated A Child Is Missing to assist Officer Nesbit at the scene. Nearly 900 telephone alert calls were sent to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. The agency received several calls in response from citizens that had seen the man walking in the area. One call from an employee of the local gas company came in that gave the man’s location approximately 1 mile from his home. Police responded and located the man.

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 21, 2011

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Tuscaloosa County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office The night of Tuesday, September 20, 2011, Sergeant Bowles contacted A Child Is Missing to report that his agency was searching for a 12 year old boy. The boy’s mother had reported that he had run away after an argument. She was concerned because he had a history of mental disorders and she was worried he could be a danger to himself. Although it was nearing midnight, the ACIM technician placed out two rounds of telephone alert calls to the region around the boy’s home, asking residents to be on the lookout for the boy and to contact the Sheriff’s Office if they spotted him. Due to a report of a sighting generated from the alert calls, deputies were able to track the boy down to a nearby neighborhood approximately ½ mile from his residence. He was located safe and reunited with his mother.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, September 14, 2011

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Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham County) Police Department The afternoon of Wednesday, September 14, 2011, a 9 year old boy ran away from home in Birmingham, Alabama when he got into trouble at school. The Birmingham Police Department was called to the boy’s home and Detective Dunning contacted A Child Is Missing Alert, giving a general description of the boy and his last known whereabouts to the technician. Within moments telephones in the area were ringing, asking neighbors and businesses to be on the lookout and to contact Police if they saw him. In response tips came in placing the boy in the area of an apartment complex approximately 1 mile from his home. Police responded and located the boy, safe. This marks the agency’s 14th safe assisted recovery.

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Location: Hollywood, AL

Disabled - Recovered: Sunday, July 24, 2011

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Hollywood, Alabama (Jackson County) Police Department “The alert notified persons who observed a subject walking, which matched the description of the victim. This led to the safe recovery of the missing victim. Thanks for all your help! You are truly an asset!” wrote Lieutenant Booth after an exhaustive search on Sunday, July 24, 2011 for a missing 28 year old woman reported to be suffering from mental disabilities. Over 900 telephone alert calls had been placed around the woman’s residence when her niece awoke from a nap to find her missing. Total time from activation to safe recovery was less than one hour.

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Tuscaloosa County) Police Department The morning of Wednesday, July 13, 2011, a 58 year old man was reported missing from his home in Tuscaloosa. Captain Wade led the search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. Nearly 1,200 telephone alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the man’s home, asking residents and businesses to be on the lookout and to notify Police if they saw the man. In response the agency received two calls with information, enabling them to locate the man safe, approximately 3.5 miles from his home.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham County) Police Department The night of Monday, May 23, 2011, a 17 year old boy who, according to Police, was suicidal, had gone missing from home after leaving a note threatening to harm himself. Detective Dunning began a search and activated A Child Is Missing Alert as his agency had done with successful results several times in the past. More than 1,400 alert calls went to the community surrounding the boy’s home, asking anyone with information to contact Police. As a result of the alert, at 6pm the following evening, Police were able to locate the boy safe, in a wooded area directly behind his home.

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Location: Ashville, AL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 05, 2011

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St. Clair County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office On May 5, 2011, a 4 year old boy wearing a red shirt, blue jean shorts, and cowboy boots went missing from his home in rural Argo, Alabama. The little boy wasn’t alone, however. He had last been seen with his small chihuahua near a wooded area. Dispatcher Ledbetter activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist her agency, and over 600 alert calls went out to the community asking them to check their yards and to look out for the boy. Less than an hour after activation, a resident that had already located the boy was going door to door looking for his parents knocked on the door of a neighbor that had gotten the alert. The Sheriff’s Office was contacted and the boy as well as the chihuahua was reunited with his family.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office The afternoon of Wednesday, March 30, 2011, a 15 year old boy that had threatened to run away after being disciplined grabbed his jacket and took off. Deputy Michael responded and activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in their search. The boy’s residence was in an extremely rural wooded area which complicated efforts to locate him. More than 800 telephone alert calls went out to residents and businesses asking anyone with information to contact the Sheriff’s Office. Two respondent calls with information were received. According to the case follow up report, Deputy Michael wrote: “A second caller reported the boy was currently walking down Clay Palmerdale Road. I responded to the location and found him.” The boy was found safe, approximately four miles from where he had gone missing. This case marked Jefferson County’s fourth successful use of A Child Is Missing Alert.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, January 23, 2011

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Birmingham, Alabama (Jefferson County) - Birmingham Police Department - January 21, 2011, a 77 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s wandered away from his backyard. With night setting in, the temperature was quickly dropping to below freezing. To aid in the search for the missing gentleman, the Birmingham Police Department contacted A Child Is Missing to issue an Alert. Within minutes of activation, almost 1,300 calls were sent out to the area surrounding the man’s house. Tips began coming in to the Police Department, but none that led them to the missing man. However, the next morning, a household who received the call spotted the man in an open field, almost 3 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Friday, January 07, 2011

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Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Friday, January 7, 2011, a 13 year old girl ran away because her boyfriend moved out of town. Her parents, frantic with worry, contacted the Sheriff’s Office for help as soon as they discovered the disappearance. At Deputy Deramus’ request, Dispatcher Thornton contacted A Child Is Missing and reported a full description of the girl to be distributed via telephone which centered on the residence of the girl and her school. A Child Is Missing placed nearly 1,200 alert calls over the surrounding area. The Sheriff’s Office received 20 respondent calls from residents. The girl was located a short time later, approximately 10 miles from where she had gone missing. Dispatcher Thornton was quoted as saying, “The alert system was very good. They worked in a timely manner that allowed us to locate the child.”

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, December 26, 2010

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Birmingham, Alabama (Jefferson County) Police Department December 25, 2010, a 74 year old man was reported missing from his home on Fifteenth Avenue. Detective Towns contact A Child Is Missing and reported a full description of the man in hopes that someone in the community might have information leading his recovery. A Child Is Missing alerted nearly 1,200 homes and businesses in the area around the man’s home. Tips came in from residents which enabled Police to locate the man safe, approximately 2 miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Tuscaloosa, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Tuscaloosa County) Police Department Tuesday, October 26, 2010, Lieutenant Clark was searching for a missing 74 year old man suffering from Alzheimer’s and high blood pressure when he activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist. The man had last been seen walking northbound from the YMCA near the 1900 Block of 30th Avenue in Tuscaloosa. The ACIM technician placed more than 1,400 alert calls in a northerly direction surrounding the area where the man had last been seen walking from the YMCA. In response, several tips were received placing the missing man in an area approximately 1.5 miles from where he had gone missing. Ultimately, as a result of the tips, he was found safe.

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Location: Cullman, AL

Children - Recovered: Sunday, September 26, 2010

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Cullman County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office Sunday, September 26, 2010, two boys aged 10 and 11 were reported missing after having last been seen playing in their front yard. Deputy Warren called A Child Is Missing Alert to assist as his agency had done several times previously. Within minutes, the area surrounding the boys’ home in Bremen was ringing with alert calls. In response, the Sheriff’s Office received 5 calls with information on the boys’ location. Upon responding to those tips, Police found the boys safe, near a church, approximately 10 miles from where they had gone missing.

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Location: Boaz, AL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Boaz, Alabama (Marshall County) Police Department The afternoon of Tuesday, August 31, 2010, an 11 year old boy ran away from home after becoming angry with his mother. His mother reported him missing as it grew closer to dark and he still had not returned home. Sergeant Patton activated A Child Is Missing Alert to assist with the search. More than 1,400 alert calls were placed asking anyone with information to contact Police. In response, several calls with information were received. One of those calls lead Police directly to the boy, who was found safe, approximately one mile from where he went missing. Total time from activation to recovery was less than 20 minutes, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Cullman, AL

- Recovered: Tuesday, June 01, 2010

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Cullman County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office On June 1, 2010, Deputy Freeman activated the A Child Is Missing Alert to assist his agency in searching for any relative or anyone at all that might know an 89 year old gentleman in overalls and a blue shirt found wandering that couldn’t remember where he lived. The man had an ID card with his name, but the ID card was so old that the address was no longer good and Police were beginning to make arrangements for the man to stay at a local shelter. More than 2,200 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the address in Cullman where the man had been found. In response, Police received several calls from residents with information and within an hour of the alert calls being launched, the man was reunited with his family and returned home safe.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Thursday, May 06, 2010

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Birmingham, Alabama (Birmingham County) Police Department Thursday, May 6, 2010, Detective Powell was searching for a 10 year old boy that suffers from mental disorders that went missing from his school. More than 1,100 alert calls were placed surrounding the school, asking anyone with information to contact Police. “People responded within minutes after the alert was made,” said Police. After the boy had been left alone at the school, a parent who knew him had picked him up. Upon hearing of the alert call, she immediately contacted Police, and the boy was reunited safe with his mother. Total time from activation to safe recovery was one hour, thus preserving law enforcement time and resources.

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Location: Fort Payne, AL

Child - Recovered: Tuesday, February 09, 2010

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Fort Payne, Alabama (Dekalb) Police Department - Training to activation to success all in one day: “ACIM works. The child was located less than 10 minutes after ACIM was notified;” This from Commissioner Ron Ogletree who hosted a training in Fort Payne the morning of February 9, 2010 for his agency as well as numerous surrounding agencies in the area. That same afternoon, a seven year old girl went missing. Officers checked the girl’s residence as well as her friend’s homes and asked all family members where she might possibly be. Turning up nothing, the situation was becoming more worrisome as the girl suffers from diabetes and had not eaten in several hours. Upon activation, over 2,000 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 2000 block of Lincoln Avenue, where the girl was last seen. In response to the alert calls, Police received over 25 calls from the public, one of which was the mother of a child the missing girl was playing with, less than a block from her home, who promptly called Police, enabling them to locate her safe.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Child - Recovered: Sunday, January 24, 2010

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When an 11 year old girl wearing only pajamas went missing on January 24, 2010, Deputy Jackson called A Child is Missing to assist in the agency’s search. Nearly 4000 alert calls were placed near the 2500 block of Second Way, where the girl had last been seen. One of those alert calls went directly to a house the child was walking to and Police were able to locate the girl safe approximately a half mile from where she had gone missing.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, July 22, 2009

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Birmingham, Alabama (Jefferson County) Police Department At 10:00 at night on July 21, 2009 a 17 year old girl went missing in Birmingham, Alabama. She had last been seen in the 2700 block of Jefferson Avenue Southwest in Birmingham and Police there called A Child Is Missing to activate an alert call. Equipped with the information provided by Birmingham Police, the alert call asked anyone with information about the girl to call Police. As a result of the alert call, more than 3,000 in all, the girl was safely located in the 2400 block of Lee Avenue Southwest in Birmingham, approximately two miles from where she had last been seen

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, July 01, 2009

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Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office A five year old boy went missing from 1900 block of East Bend Circle in Birmingham, Alabama on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 and the Jefferson County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office called A Child Is Missing to assist their search. After more than 1,100 alert calls were placed, the Sheriff’s Office advised A Child Is Missing that the boy had been located by someone who had received one of the alert calls. The boy had been located in some woods approximately three blocks from his home.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Birmingham, Alabama (Jefferson County) Police Department At 3:00pm on June 18, 2009, a 71 year old man in need of medical attention went missing from the 1100 block of Ireland Way in Birmingham, Alabama. As they had done many times before, Birmingham Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program to assist their search. More than 3,200 alert calls were placed to the area surrounding the 1100 block of Ireland Way. As a direct result of information received by police from the alert calls, the man was safely located approximately 1 ½ miles from where he had last been seen.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Monday, April 20, 2009

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An 11 year old boy went missing from the 1700 block of McMillon Avenue in Birmingham, Alabama on Monday, April 20, 2009 shortly after 1:00pm and Birmingham Police Detective Dunning called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program to assist the agency’s search. More than 3,000 alert calls were placed in search of the boy. Ultimately the boy was located safe in the 800 block of 13th Place Southwest in Birmingham, approximately five miles from where he had gone missing.

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Location: Gardendale, AL

Children - Recovered: Tuesday, November 04, 2008

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Gardendale, Alabama (Jefferson County) - On the night of November 3, 2008, Gardendale, Alabama Police Sergeant Suggs called A Child Is Missing (ACIM) and activated the Alert Program regarding a 13 year old girl who had gone missing from the 300 block of Cathy Lane in that city earlier in the evening. Detective Brian Baker reported, “The missing individual was located on November 4th at 7:15am approximately three miles from her home. An individual that received a phone call from ACIM actually saw the missing individual and called the Gardendale Police Department.

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Location: Cullman, AL

Children - Recovered: Friday, December 21, 2007

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On the morning of December 20, 2007, Cullman, Alabama Police called A Child Is Missing and activated the Alert Program seeking assistance in the search for a missing girl. A Recovery Specialist for A Child Is Missing took the girl’s identifying information and last known whereabouts and mapped the area surrounding where the girl had last been seen. After placing the alert calls, Cullman Police received approximately five calls from citizens who had received an alert call. This led them to the girl who was safely recovered the following morning after being seen entering and exiting an abandoned trailer and storm shelter.

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Location: Cullman, AL

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, July 24, 2007

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Cullman, AL (Cullman County) – Lt. Frances Styles of the Cullman, Alabama Police Department said, “thank you so much for your help. I received the same alert call on my residential phone when I returned home last night and was really impressed with the professional way the alert was given out over the phone.” This came after Cullman Police activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on July 24, 2007 to assist their search efforts for a 13 year old girl who had last been seen at 2:00am. Police received numerous calls in response to the more than 5,000 alert calls that were launched in the area surround the 700 block of Oak Drive Northeast in Cullman. After having been missing for 10 hours, the girl was located approximately 45 minutes after the alert calls were placed.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, June 26, 2007

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Birmingham, AL (Jefferson County)- Birmingham, Alabama Detective Slaughter called the A Child Is Missing Alert Program on June 26, 2007 when two missing girls in their early teens could not be located. Nearly 5,000 calls were launched to the area surrounding the 1200 block of Fourth Avenue West in Birmingham. Both girls were ultimately located as a result of the alert calls to the community.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Elderly - Recovered: Wednesday, June 06, 2007

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An 80 year old man was located about seven blocks from his home as a result of the alert calls placed by A Child Is Missing. He had gone missing from the 500 block of 66th Street in Birmingham, Alabama on June 6, 2007 and Birmingham Police quickly utilized the Alert Program.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Friday, April 06, 2007

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When an 8 year old boy went missing from the 1000 block of 18th Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio on February 19, 2009, the Birmingham Police Department activated the A Child Is Missing Alert Program. One of the recipients of the more than 2,000 alert phone calls saw the missing boy and contacted Police. This enabled the boy to be safely reunited with his family.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Children - Recovered: Wednesday, April 04, 2007

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A 12 year old boy was reported missing to Birmingham, Alabama Police from the 1500 block of Avenue G in Birmingham on April 4, 2007 and Birmingham Police Detective Garvich sought assistance from A Child Is Missing in the search. After launching alert calls, Birmingham Police received but one phone call with information—information that resulted in the boy's whereabouts.

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Missing Child - Recovered: Monday, February 05, 2007

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Birmingham, AL (Jefferson County) – On February 5, 2007 the Birmingham Police Department called A Child Is Missing to ask for assistance with a missing 14-year-old girl. Detective Slaughter provided the ACIM Technician with a detailed description of the missing child and within minutes over 2200 phones in the neighborhood began ringing. The Birmingham PD one that resulted in locating the child received approximately 10 calls. Det. Slaughter stated, “The missing person was located by a family member who received one of the calls and took the child home.”

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Missing Disabled - Recovered: Wednesday, January 17, 2007

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Birmingham, AL (Jefferson County) – On the morning of, January 17, 2007 a 45-year-old at risk brain injured man was reported missing to the Birmingham Police Department. They in turn called A Child Is Missing for assistance. The ACIM Technician, who took the call, obtained the pertinent information and within minutes over 2500 calls were placed in the neighborhood. The Birmingham Police Department received many calls, one of which resulted in the recovery of the missing man. According to Detective Montgomery, he was located as a result of citizen that got the call and saw him walking on a highway 3 to 4 miles from where he went missing. Detective Montgomery said “Thank you for an outstanding response and the recovery of this person.”

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Location: Anniston, AL

Missing Elderly - Recovered: Sunday, December 03, 2006

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Anniston, AL – On the morning of December 3, 2006, shortly after 7 AM, the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office began searching for an elderly woman who was missing from her home. Sgt. Garick contacted A Child Is Missing for assistance in locating this person. The technician took the call, utilized satellite mapping, along with a clear description of the missing woman, and placed just under three thousand calls to businesses and residents in the area. The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Department received a few calls. She was located at 12:30 PM the same day. Sgt. Garick stated, “One call confirmed an original sighting. The other call was an individual who had seen her and went back into the woods to get her and led her out.”

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Location: Birmingham, AL

Missing Child - Recovered: Tuesday, November 21, 2006

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Birmingham, AL – On November 21, 2006, the Birmingham Police Department contacted ACIM and reported a 14-year-old girl who had gone missing from her home—a search that ended with several responses to one of the hundreds of automated phone calls that had been placed to the area adjacent to her home by the A Child Is Missing alert program. Upon taking the report, Officer Thomas called the toll free number for the A Child Is Missing alert program, provided key information to the technician, and, shortly after, the region where she was last seen area was ringing with calls requesting those in the area to check their yards and complexes for the missing preteen. Police received several calls from nearby residents that resulted in locating the missing girl. Officer Thomas said, “ The listed missing person was located by her mother a few blocks away from their residence. The alert calls helped in locating her. This was the first time I received such a high number of calls, it was very good this time.”

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Location: Opelika, AL

Missing Child - Recovered: Wednesday, December 08, 2004

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Phoenix City, Lee County, AL - Lee County Sheriff's Office - On December 8, 2004 an 8-year-old boy was reported missing in Phoenix City, Alabama. Stacey in the Communications department of the Lee county Sheriff's Office called A Child Is Missing with the physical details of the missing child. A Child Is Missing technician launched 799 alert phone calls to homes and businesses in the area where the boy had last been seen. The Sheriff's office received more than fifty responses from residents and the child was recovered approximately 30 minutes after the notifications went out, at a neighbor's home. The neighbor received the call and let the Sheriff know right away. Sheriff Jay Jones personally called back after the child was found to thank A Child Is Missing. He was also quoted as saying, "It works, and the program was awesome." "We are convinced that the ACIM system saved all of us untold hours of searching by multiple agencies", and Stacy in Communications was also quite appreciative and was very thankful.

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