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TCSO & KJRH giving out wristbands to keep kids safe

Posted at 8:14 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-26 21:14:48-04

TULSA — Today was the first day of the Tulsa County State Fair. 2 Works for You partnered with the Tulsa County Sheriffs Office to keep kids safe this year.

Wristbands have been implemented with important identification details so deputies can get any missing kids back to their parents.

The way it works, you write your phone number on the bracelet, put it on your child's wrist and if they potentially get lost, then the wristband lets someone know who to call.

"He's a small child, and it's very easy to lose track of him, especially when we are in a crowd," Aspen Warner said. "So, if that does happen, I just wanna make sure that somebody can give me a call."

Warner is the mom of a toddler, this is her first year at the Tulsa State Fair.

She says although her son is so small, she finds comfort in knowing someone would have her number if he got lost.

"You know, it's so many kids out there and it's a lot of people at this fair," Warner explains. "So, it's very easy to lose track of your kid."

Casey Roebuck, communications director for the Tulsa County Sheriffs Office, said last year they reunited more than 80 kids with their parents.

"This is a scary situation for any parent," Roebuck said. "Even if you have you don't know where they are at for just a couple minutes, it can be absolutely terrifying. So, we want to do the absolute best we can to make sure that if this happens, its only for a couple of minutes."

In addition to hand books, we also have a child identification handbook.

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