On Monday August 7th, Shelburne Police responded to a call for a missing four year old child in the late afternoon. The child had been missing for about 10 minutes by the time police were called. Shelburne Police responded immediately to gather more information and search for the young boy.
“I was truly impressed by what I observed as I and my co-workers arrived in the neighbourhood the child went missing in. I saw dozens of citizens actively out searching their own properties, their neighbours properties, walking and driving the streets to help the concerned family find their loved one”, said Sgt. Neumann.
Officers searched the area and at the same time asked everyone they observed if they had seen the little boy. This activated dozens more citizens to begin searching.
“The child was located safe and sound in less than ten minutes of police getting the call. It was one of the local citizens who took it upon themselves to search the streets who found the boy. In that ten minute period it appeared that close to 100 residents of the surrounding neighbourhood were out lending a hand in the search. On behalf of Shelburne Police Service, I want to thank all those who searched for their selfless and caring response to this scary moment the boy’s family endured. This impressive response clearly helped bring the boy home in short order. Yet another reason I am proud to serve this fine community!”, states Sgt. Neumann.