ROANE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE TO TAKE PART IN PROJECT LIFESAVER

Later this year the Roane County Sheriff’s Office will be implementing a new program that is fully funded through donations. Project LifeSaver will provide a device that can track an RFID band. These bands will be given to the elderly and small children, at no cost to them, who have illnesses or disabilities that cause them to wander away from home.

The wristband contains a ‘smart tag’ made up of an RFID chip and antenna. The tag can be in the form of a visible card (often made from plastic for durability) or it can be hidden or ’embedded’ in other wristband materials like silicone and cloth.

Volunteer Energy Cooperative presented Sgt. Rick Butler and Sanya Clawson with a $1,200 check to help fund this program. The Roane County Sheriff’s Department thanks VEC for their generous donation.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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