In the early morning hours last Friday, Franklin Police Department responded to a call involving a missing woman in town who had wandered away from home. According to Franklin Police Chief David Adams, the call came in shortly after midnight and involved an elderly woman who had been lost from home before. His officers, with the assistance of the county's Project Lifesaver program, were able to locate the missing woman shortly after being notified of her disappearance. She was located just 50 yards away from her home.
According to Adams, it was the first time he can recall Project Lifesaver being used, but touted the program's help in safely and swiftly returning the woman to her home.
Project Lifesaver is a search and rescue, rapid recovery program that targets persons enrolled in the program that have the tendency to wander due to Alzheimer’s, Autism, Dementia, Down-Syndrome and other age macular degeneration (ARMD) related conditions or disorders.