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Brockton Police help reunite missing person with family using Project Lifesaver



Pictured from left to right. Officer Jodi Monteiro, Aureliana Gomes, and her daughter Rita Martin (Brockton Police)

The family of a missing person can rest easy tonight after Brockton Police reunited them with the help of a program available in their community.

According to Brockton Police, Project Lifesaver is an electronic monitoring system that sends out a radio frequency to help police locate loved ones.

Officer Jodi Monteiro and other officers sprang into action after receiving a call from the grandson, who reported his grandmother, Aureliana Gomes, 61, missing for an hour.

She suffers from a mild stage of dementia, according to police.

With a transmitter in hand, Officer Monteiro took only minutes to locate Aureliana over a mile away. Aureliana’s daughter, Rita, was ecstatic and said she was grateful to Officer Monteiro and the Brockton Police.

If you have a loved one who could benefit from the Project Life Saver program in Brockton, sign them up here:

If you have further questions, you can contact Lt. William Schlieman by email at

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