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The Protectors Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club of Upstate New York has donated $4000.00 to the Project Lifesaver Program in Tompkins County. The Project Lifesaver Program in Tompkins County is managed by the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office with members from various law enforcement agencies throughout the county involved in the program.

The program specializes in radio transmitter tracking devices for at risk wanderers, including those with Alzheimer’s Disease, Autism and other cognitive challenges. Locally, the program trains law enforcement officers on how to utilize the equipment to track those who wander from their caregivers.

Photo courtesy of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office
Photo courtesy of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office

“This very generous donation by the Protectors will allow the Sheriff’s Office to maintain current equipment, purchase updated equipment, and train more officers throughout Tompkins County. It will also help us to continue to provide the Project Lifesaver Program to the citizens of Tompkins County,” said Sheriff Ken Lansing.

To learn more about the Project Lifesaver Program and how to enroll an at risk person please contact the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office at 607-257-1345 or visit the TCSO Project Lifesaver page on Facebook.

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Jolene Almendarez

Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.