POSTED: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:01am
UPDATED: Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:15am
HIDALGO COUNTY, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Following several recent infant tragedies, the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Department is speaking out about the importance of child safety, NewsCenter 23's Michael Lopez attended a safety campaign and explains how the department is reaching out to parents with small kids.
It's every parents nightmare, to have their kids abducted or even worse to become another sad statistic, like this one, the drowning of a two month infant, which took place last month in Edinburg. That's why child safety and instruction is important especially here with the growing population of kids in the Valley.
"What we had today is we had a partnership with the national center for missing and exploited children, we participated in there take 25 program, by hosting an event here at this church and what we discussed and what we did is we discussed safety issues related to children."
Specifically the event included a child safety seat and distribution program which taught parents in the Valley proper use and installation of the chairs. The outreach program also included discussion on threats and dangers when it comes to protecting your small ones.
That's especially important following several cases involving the loss of infants in the Valley for the parents keeping track of their kids should be first priority.
The National ID program kit includes an inkless finger print applicator, wallet card and DNA collection swab and has already helped protect more than 21 million kids throughout the U.S.