Carrier And State Police Team Up To Find Missing Children

    A joint program between the Washington State Patrol and Gordon Trucking hopes to help bring home some of the state’s missing children using pictures and information on the side of Gordon trailers. The initiative, part of the Homeward Bound program hopes to help bring home some of the 23,000 children that are reported missing in the state every year.

    The Homeward Bound program was started in 2005. Gordon Trucking currently has over 85 trucks on the road on which pictures of missing children can be seen. According to the WSP webpage dedicated to the program, “the hope is that putting pictures of missing children from Washington out to the nation that someone will recognize and help locate these missing children.”

    Since 2005, the Homeward Bound program has helped to recover 6 missing children. Currently there are 20 missing children featured on Gordon Trucking trailers.

    Anyone with information on a missing persons case is urged to call 1-800-THE-LOST.


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    Source: krem, klew, washingtonstatepatrol

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    { 3 comments… read them below or add one }

    Ray August 22, 2014 at 1:13 am

    I wish them the best of luck. 23,000 children go missing every year just in the state of Washington ??? Yikes !!! I had no idea it was such a big problem.


    Dainia Edom August 30, 2014 at 6:58 am

    More trucking companies need to do this, it’s a great idea.


    jason August 31, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    23,000 every year
    6 recovered since 2005.

    So in the past 7 years, 161,000 kids have gone missing but only 6 have been found as a result of this program.

    Seems to me they could find a more successful program? It’s great to find even one missing child, but the success rate isn’t anything worth bragging about.


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