PROJECT LIFESAVER SUCCESS
August 24, 2020
HAGALI TOWNSHIP, TENSTRIKE, MN: On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 8:26 P.M. the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call for a client of the Project Lifesaver Program that had wandered away from their home in 10000 block of Jacobson Court NE, in Hagali Township. Deputy Lee Anderson, who is trained and equipped with Project Lifesaver equipment, arrived shortly thereafter and immediately began to search. Deputy Anderson was able to locate the client within 45 minutes. The client did not require any medical treatment and was reunited with their family.
Project Lifesaver is a service provided by the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office that provides families with a member suffering from a cognitive disorder, such as dementia or autism, a special transponder that can be placed with that family member. The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office began the program in 2012 and we have been able to maintain it through private donations and fundraising from our community organizations, such as the Bemidji Jaycee’s.
If you would like more information about Project Lifesave please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 218-333-9111
Sheriff Ernie Beitel
Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office