Child Fingerprint Program Continues

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The Gila County Sheriff’s Department continued its child fingerprinting program recently.

The program was Nov. 23 at the Payson Bashas’ supermarket, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Detention Officer Robert Schuler pins a John Armer badge on Jennifer Grand Jean, 9, of Payson, during the sheriff’s office fingerprinting campaign at Bashas’ of Payson, Nov. 23.

About 75 children were fingerprinted. Each child also received a John Armer badge. The fingerprint cards are sent home with parents. They provide a tremendous asset to law enforcement if a child should become missing.

The sheriff is conducting a campaign to fingerprint all children in the county under 18 as part of the Sheriff’s Youth Program.

Armer also is conducting cardiopulmonary resuscitation classes for schools at no charge. He also will accommodate businesses with the training for a nominal charge.

Anyone interested can contact Major Bill Gaddis at the Globe Sheriff’s Department, (800) 638-8017.

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