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APD relaunches Project Lifesaver

Albany Police Department relaunches Project Lifesaver after tragedy. / Photo: Alexandria Ikomoni

After a child wandered away and was found dead earlier this year, officers want the community to know there are ways to help prepare to potentially help save a life.

Back in July, Bruce Lemon-Curry was found dead in a pond at Holloway Park. Bruce had autism and wandered away.

Albany Police Department is relaunching project lifesaver. It’s a project where APD gives a transmitter, that looks like a watch, to a care giver to put on someone else’s wrist or ankle.

This project focuses on people with diseases including Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, autism, and Down syndrome.

They might not be able to find their way home if they wander off, and this can speed up the search process before a tragedy happens.

“It’s all about saving a life,” Sgt. Phyllis Smith, Community Relations Unit, said. “With this tool, you can do it faster. The most important thing is to bring them home safely.”

Care givers interested in getting one should go to the Albany Police Department to start the application process.

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