Gov Declares Sept. 8th “Florida Missing Children’s Day”

CBS Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Each year approximately 41,000 children are reported as missing in the state of Florida.

Additionally, 10,000 adults are also reported missing annually.

In recognition of the thousands of law enforcement officers, their support staff and volunteers who spend their time, energy and resources trying to find them, Governor Rick Scott officially declared Monday, September 8th, as “Florida Missing Children’s Day.”

Each year parents, children, law enforcement officers and citizens gather to remember Florida’s missing children who are still missing and those who will never come home again.

The official proclamation states that “Florida recognizes the need for continued awareness to help reduce the incidents of missing children” and that the state “remains diligent in our commitment to safeguard Florida’s most vulnerable citizens and will strive to improve our response methods and maximize our resources to bring our missing children home.”

As deemed by the state’s Legislature, the…

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