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Parents Urged to Get "KidPrint" for Children

Sgt. BJ Chester with the Potter County Sheriff's Department Sgt. BJ Chester with the Potter County Sheriff's Department
Stephanie Howard, mother of three children Stephanie Howard, mother of three children

Parents are being urged to get a "KidPrint" for their children, as part of "Kid's Awareness Month".

"Better, I feel a lot better," said Stephanie Howard, mother of three children. 

Howard was one of several parents who came to Ashley's Furniture store on Western to get an identification card with her children's vital information. That information can be used in case a child goes missing or is kidnapped. 

"If something ever happens, I want to know that I can do everything possible to get them back," said Howard. 

The information collected includes: date of birth, height, weight, unique marks, and eye and hair color.

"This KidPrint program that we have assists in that by helping us produce flyers and give information to the news media and law enforcement officers that can help assist in the search," said Sgt. BJ Chester with the Potter County Sheriff's Department. 

Sgt. Chester says during situations where a child is missing or has been kidnapped, every second counts.  Having a card relieves the parent of trying to remember all the information about their child. 

"If they've already got our program and they have the information on the card that's things that they don't have to think about they just give the card to the officer and we can go from there cause we have the information down," said Sgt. Chester.

The Potter County Sheriff's Department will be giving out "KidPrint" cards several times in October. For a list of the events go to the Potter County Sheriff's website at: http://pottercountysheriff.org/kidprint.htm.

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