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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 16-142

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • April 7, 2016
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piooffice@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Missing Man Located Quickly With SafetyNet

    The Safety Net search began at 10:29 p.m. and the client was located at 10:57 p.m.
    • Wednesday
    • April 6, 2016
    • Time: 9:24 PM
    • 3616 Knollwood Street East
    • Tampa, Florida


    Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Tampa Police Department, SafetyNet

    Missing Endangered Adult:

    Charles Taylor
    DOB: 11/30/49


    On April 6, 2016 at approximately 9:24 p.m., HCSO Safety Net Team Members, along with SO4, were dispatched to an Assist Other Agency (TPD) with a Safety Net incident involving a TPD client at 3616 Knollwood Street East. Deputy Beau Dobson responded directly to Aviation to assist with the search from the air, while Deputy Grant Bly and Corporal Ben Coddington assisted several TPD units with a ground search using Safety Net equipment. Deputy Beau Dobson was able to acquire a strong signal from the air and directed units to the area of 30th Street North and Hanna Avenue East. Deputy Grant Bly was able to locate the missing person who was returned to his family safe and sound. The Safety Net search began at 10:29 p.m. and the client was located at 10:57 p.m.

    Citizens enrolled in SafetyNet wear a small LoJack® SafetyNet™ personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies their local SafetyNet by LoJack agency, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer's area.

    For more information on SafetyNet and how to obtain a personal transmitter, please visit https://safetynetbylojack.com.

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