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Quad Cities Missing Persons Network Hosts Public Forum

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It's happening more and more often in our community and community leaders have come together forming a network complete with a website. They say they hope word spreads that this organization is another resource for the community today's forum focused on just that.

"The opportunity to go missing is there at any time. The sooner we get this information out the better," said Dennis Harker.  Ever since Dennis Harker's son, David went missing, he's made 'The Quad Cities Missing Persons Network'  a personal mission; his way of giving back to the community. "I didn't know what to do  when David went missing and i know these families don't know what to do. They're not prepared for that. having a place they know they can go to is critical," said Harker.

The intentions of today's forum were to let the Quad Cities community know that the organization is just one more resource or one more avenue that could help locate loved ones that are missing.

"I learned a lot and took a lot of notes. just how searches are done and how important it is that everybody works together as a team," said Brian Bill. Bill is a pastor working with the group offering comfort to those grieving the loss of a family member or friend. Organizers say his support is just one of the many ideas they have in the works.

"We're looking at for example doing search and rescue. Tim Waynick, the lead of our search and rescue team is really working very very hard to put together a professional search team," said Harker.

"We give our time , experience and we don't want anything in return. what we want is to return missing people home," said Waynick.

Home. The place family members of missing loved ones want them to come back to. The very place Dennis Harker says with the help of the community, the missing will return to. "We need to pay this forward...and so, i'm trying to live that mission," said Harker.
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