The call of duty continues for these brave retired professionals. Saved In America (SIAM) is a group of volunteers that are dedicated in doing some good thing for people.
This non-profit was co-founded by renowned private investigator Joseph Travers. The team includes retired U.S. Navy Seals, detectives and other specialists in the all-volunteer group. People reports that the group has helped 58 person till the date since January 2018 with a 100 percent success rate. Since December 2014, they’ve rescued 223 children, with 60 percent being recovered.
“People don’t realize this is going on in their own backyards. This isn’t in some faraway country with very poor people,” says Joshua Travers, Joseph’s son, a former US Marine and SAIM’s case manager. “This could be your next-door neighbor, your child, anyone’s child. A lot of these kids are from a middle-class family in the United States. According to the SIAM website, the team “gathers intelligence and evidence to locate and identify missing children and it’s locations.
SIAM is often praised for their high-tech investigations and dramatic rescues, but Special Operations Chief Toshiro Carrington said Travers’ planning and organization skills are the main reasons for the squad’s success. “It is partnerships such as this that play a significant role in law enforcement today, not only from a public safety standpoint but also as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those who have been suffering,” wrote Mike Williams, Sheriff, Duval County Florida in a 2016 letter to Travers.
Travers said “when I read about [the 2009 disappearance of] Brittanee Drexel, who disappeared off the face of the planet, I just knew bad groups were involved.” The sad story of the teen from New York inspired Travers to start an organization that would help save people from these kind of stuffs. SIAM gets involved in cases of missing children. They use different channels and conduct their own surveillance and later join forces with the children’s parents as well as local cops to help conduct rescues.
The group believes that “runaway and missing children are more likely to be traded as the NCMEC estimates that 1 in 7 runaways were likely to be targeted. Apart from rescues, they even offer home to those affected. They help in procuring legal representation, safe housing, and rehabilitative therapy.
If you’d like to help the organization, log on to their website savedinamerica.org
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