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Family and Friends Honor “Bo” Hale with Candlelight Vigil

Hosted by immediate members of the Hale family, the candlelight vigil brought several close friends and supporters together with candles, family photos, stories, and prayers for Rodney’s safe return.

While at the vigil, iSurf News spoke with Rodney Hale’s wife of twenty-years, Cindy Hale, who said, “Tonight is just a way to let people know who ‘Bo’ is and that he’s still missing. You know, he has always been involved with our grandson, Logan, and our kids, Kelly and Dylan. He’s a family man, and even though we’ve been married for twenty years, everyday was like our honey moon, and I just know he’s out there waiting for me to come find him.”

Other members of the family, as well as close friends, voiced echoed Cindy’s sentiments and remain hopeful for Rodney “Bo” Hale’s safe return.

Members of the Jodi Powers Search & Rescue Technologies team, Joel Brinkley and Scott Heltsley, also attended the vigil and mentioned the family’s upcoming, larger-scaled search on Saturday, December 11th, as well as what their Search & Rescue Technologies team is all about.

“The Jodi Powers Search & Rescue Technologies is a fledgling group,” said Heltsley. “We don’t have the vast amount of training that some of these other groups have. We do have some training, but our main role is to support emergency management, law enforcement, and the families. Our role in this particular case, at this point, has been to provide food for the family at night, to take them where they need to go, and to go over to their house each night and talk with them. So it’s not just a ‘search and rescue’ group. With the search and rescue portion, we are still learning. However, our desire is to work under—and along with—emergency management and law enforcement, as well as with the emergency rescue squads."

Another one of the team’s main goals is to educate local citizens on “what to do when someone goes missing,” as well as how to properly perform a search and rescue. Though the team is looking to grow into a statewide organization, they are currently working from the Hopkins County area. Additionally, the team is in the process of becoming a certified non-profit group.

“There’s an old African saying that says, ‘It takes a village to raise a child,’ and I believe it takes a community to find a lost person, or it takes a community to pull together and help a family with their needs—no matter what that need may be,” said Heltsley.

For more information on supporting and joining the Jodi Powers Search & Rescue Technologies group, you may contact either Scott Heltsley at (270) 543-7522 or Joel Brinkley at (270) 621-0347. You may also contact the group via www.facebook.com.

Though the Hale family, close friends, and other local groups have been conducting daily searches for the last week, the family hopes to have 150-200 searchers volunteer their time to help in conducting larger-scale ground searches this Saturday, December 11th.

If you are interested in helping the family during the upcoming search, all they ask is that you come out to Jesse Stuart Elementary School at 8am, Saturday morning, with some warm clothes. In addition, the Jodi Powers Search & Rescue Technologies team is collecting foodstuffs for the family, so if you would like to help out that way, please contact them via the phone numbers previously listed.

To read more on the current missing person situation with Rodney "Bo" Hale, visit these iSurf News links: Nebo Man Missing, Jodi Powers Team Assists, New Information Released in Missing Man Case, Family Plans Candlelight Vigil for Missing Man, and Missing Man’s Family Needs Volunteer Searchers.

Luke Short
iSurf News

 

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