Volunteers fueled Meyer searchAs Jason Moser was being interviewed by Twin Cities reporters last week upon finding Scott Meyer, he said not knowing the Meyer family at the time didn’t matter.
By: Jason Schulte, Pierce County Herald
As Jason Moser was being interviewed by Twin Cities reporters last week upon finding Scott Meyer, he said not knowing the Meyer family at the time didn’t matter.
“We live 15-20 minutes away and we are an extension of the community,” he said. “That’s what we do – come out and help each other.”
Moser was one of an estimated 1,400 volunteer searchers who helped in the two-day search for the five-year-old.
The support didn’t go unnoticed from Richard and Barb Meyer, Scott’s parents.
“We would like to express our sincere thanks to everyone who helped find our son Scott,” Barb said Sunday during a press conference. “…We were overwhelmed by the number of people that stopped what they’re doing to rush to our home to find our son.”
Sheriff Nancy Hove compiled a list of those who helped out and wanted to offer her appreciation for their help as well.
Among them were:
--The searchers who came on foot, ATV, horseback and with their dogs.
--To all the EMS and fire departments from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
--The rescue dogs and their owners from all over.
--Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Natural Resources and Division of Criminal Investigation.
--Both Wisconsin and Minnesota State Patrols.
--Life Link Helicopter.
--Wisconsin Emergency Management.
--Goodhue County (Minn.) Sheriff’s Department Posse.
--The sheriff and police departments.
--Those who donated food and water.
--PIG and Johnson Sanitation.
--Wisconsin Industrial Sand. The night crew for the Bay City location closed and came over to the Meyer house to search during the night.
--National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
--Prescott and River Falls school districts.
--Prescott Police, Fire and Ambulance.
--Jason Moser and his dog “Autumn.”
For more please read the July 11 print version of the Herald.