Friday, September 14, 2018

WRPD to Host POW/MIA Recognition Event

Release date: September 14, 2018 
Event: Prisoner of War / Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Event 
Location: Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center 100 Watson Boulevard
Date/Time: September 19, 2018/5PM 

There are currently over 82,500 American Veterans who remain unaccounted for. In honor of the brave men and women in uniform who have not returned, please join us and the Georgia-3 Chapter of Rolling Thunder, Inc. on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 5PM as we unveil a custom made POW/MIA armband/bracelet that will be permanently installed in front of the Warner Robins Law Enforcement Center. In addition, we will be placing POW/MIA decals on our patrol vehicles and raising the POW/MIA flag. 

Local resident, USAF Brig. General (Ret.) James E. Sehorn will assist in the dedication. He spent 31 years in the service, and over five years as a POW during Vietnam. He was shot down, captured, beaten, but refused to disgrace his country. He was released on March 14, 1973 and our agency is privileged to have him in attendance. 

This event is in preparation of National POW/MIA Recognition Day on September 21st.  Our department is honored to place a monument that will be one of remembrance honoring veterans and reminding our community that-Until They All Come Home-we cannot rest. We hope you join us for a brief, but meaningful ceremony. 

Please also consider attending these additional events. From September 20 - 23, 2018, Warner Robins, Centerville and Perry, will host over 200 former Prisoners of War (POW) heroes, Missing in Action (MIA) families and Gold Star families.  This three day event is open to the public and is an opportunity to hear their stories, share in their experience, show your appreciation and honor these true American Heroes.  For more information on The Ride Home, visit their website at

For more information on the event on September 19th please contact Public Information Officer, Jennifer Parson at 478-302-5417 or