Today, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse Advisory Board will host the twelfth annual Florida Missing Children’s Day in Tallahassee. The formal ceremony will take place on the courtyard between the Old Capitol and new Capitol at 10 a.m. A child safety fair will begin at 9 a.m. in the plaza area of the Capitol. Children will have the opportunity to be fingerprinted, photographed, and receive child safety literature. The media and public are invited to attend.
Florida Missing Children’s Day is held each year to recognize past and present missing children and their families, to educate citizens on safety awareness, and to honor individuals in our state who have made a difference in the life of a child. Families of missing persons will travel to Tallahassee to attend the ceremony and honor the memory of their loved one.
During the formal ceremony, awards will be given to individuals in the following categories: Law Enforcement Task Force/Team of the Year, Local Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Jimmy Ryce Trailing Team of the Year, School Bus Operator of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Commissioner’s Award, John and Reve Walsh Award, Evelyn Williams Memorial Award, Statewide Fifth Grade Essay Contest Winner; and DOJ Poster Contest Recognition.Tweet