Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Floyd County Sheriff's Office Posse Receives Award In Wilmington, North Carolina

Media Release- When someone is lost, many times one of the first calls to be made in the search is to the Floyd County Sheriff's Office Posse. What started off nearly a decade ago as a few volunteers on horseback has expanded into one of the most sought after search groups in the southeastern United States, comprising  of nearly 100 volunteers. While there are still horses, today's volunteers use 4 wheelers, motorcycles, boats and even helicopters in their search.


  "We look for missing people, we respond to airplane crashes and lately, we have been utilizing our resources in searches involving weather related issues, such as the tornado that struck the Adairsville area."  Sheriff Tim Burkhalter said.


The group was in Wilmington, North Carolina recently and was recognized by the CUE Center for Missing Persons' at their 18th annual national candlelight vigil. The group received the prestigious "Keeper of the Flame" award before a crowd of around 250 people.


"It's an honor." Said Sheriff Burkhalter, "We do this because we love it, but it is nice to be recognized on occasion. Especially for these volunteers who give so much of their time. They are what make this group special."


For more information about the Floyd County Sheriff's Office Posse, Contact the Floyd County Sheriff's Office at 706-291-4111 ext: 8861, go to our website @ www.FloydSheriff.com or visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/FloydSheriff



See a related story previously printed in the Wilmington Star News @ http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20130323/ARTICLES/130329837?p=1&tc=pg

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