OPERATION VOLUNTEER STRONG: 150 Missing Children Rescued in Tennessee


A months-long, multi-agency operation has recovered 150 missing and endangered children in Tennessee. The recovery of the rescued children was announced Wednesday during a news conference at the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Nashville.

• One endangered child had been missing for 460 days



150 missing children rescued in Tennessee during Operation Volunteer Strong

Tennessee joint operation recovers 150 missing kids


David Jolley, U.S. Marshal for the Eastern District of Tennessee, released a statement.

“The U.S. Marshals are committed to assisting state and local agencies with locating and recovering endangered missing children to help prevent their falling victim to crimes of violence and exploitation,” Jolley said. “We will use every resource at our disposal to help find these missing children.”

“I hope this operation changes the course for 150 young lives and leads them to the path of opportunities every child deserves,” said Tyreece Miller, U.S. Marshal for the Western District of Tennessee. “Our efforts should also serve notice to those who prey on society’s most vulnerable that these children are not forgotten. Investigations will continue and the next knock at the door could be for you.”

Numerous operations have been successful recently in rescuing endangered children and arresting suspected sex traffickers.

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