Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Ryce Center to donate bloodhound to police today

The Jimmy Ryce Center will present a new bloodhound named "Jimmy" to Hialeah Police this morning.

One of the goals of the Ryce Center, a victims rights organization, is to make a bloodhound available to police within one hour anywhere in the country.
Bloodhounds are believed to have 60 times the scent power of a German shepherd and are the only dog breed that can follow a human trail more than a few hours old.
"We believe that Jimmy would be alive today if a bloodhound had immediately been brought in to search for our son," Don and Claudine Ryce, parents of slain child Jimmy Ryce, said in a prepared statement.
In 1999, 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce was abducted after getting off of his school bus in a rural Miami suburb and murdered at the hands of a sexual predator.
The bloodhound will be presented at 10:30 a.m. at Hialeah City Hall, 501 Palm Ave.

"25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years"
.........Sarah Tofte

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