HRECC Assists in Saving A Child
The HRECC would like to congratulate and commend “D Shift” personnel for their work last night in proactive dispatching and investigation for an Amber Alert from Smith County.
The HRECC received a “be on the lookout” message for an abducted child from Smith County. As the night progressed the Virginia State Police received information on a possible destination of the suspect. Supervisor Chad Siever prepared his shift for the possibility that the suspect could be traveling through the I-81 corridor. As the night progressed information was received that the suspect was close to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and the shift of Communicators working were proactive in alerting all local law enforcement and in utilizing investigative dispatching techniques that ultimately provided the exact location of the suspect to law enforcement. The Bridgewater Police Department located the suspect’s vehicle in the area provided by the ECC and the subject was taken into custody without incident. The child was located unharmed!
This is a great example of how the HRECC works collectively with all members of local and statewide emergency services personnel to provide the highest level of service to our citizens and to do all they can to keep our community….and those passing through, safe.
Great job to the HRECC’s “D” shift personnel.
Supervisor Chad Siever
Senior Communicator Robin Lambert
Senior Communicator Laurie White
Senior Communicator April Lantz
Basic Communicator JD Duncan
Basic Communicator Brittany Sheffer
Basic Communicator Sarah Thompson