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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, May 23, 2011
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI Awarding Iowa 5th Graders for Efforts in Depicting the Nation’s Missing Children Problem

Des Moines, IOWA --- Recent events and related news coverage have brought public attention to the issue of missing children/persons in Iowa and the United States.  These frightening situations were thought about and discussed by Iowa’s youth this winter when they participated in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest.

Each year 5th graders from across the country participate in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, showing their compassion for our country’s lost and missing youth, through art.  Tomorrow the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation will honor fifth graders in Iowa who excelled in visually depicting the harsh realities of child abduction, as well as their eternal hope for a safe return of missing kids everywhere.

Please join us as we honor the artists’ hard work and compassion for Iowa’s missing children.

WHAT:     Reception for Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest Winner and Honorees

Iowa Winning Poster

Iowa's 2012 Winning Poster

Drawn by Megan from Prairie City Elementary School

WHEN:      TOMORROW, Thursday, May 24, 2012
  3:00 P.M.
WHERE: DPS Building, 1st Floor Conference Rm.
  215 East 7th St.
  Des Moines, IA 50319
WHO:  Poster Contest Honorees
  Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds
  Commissioner Larry L. Noble
  Kevin Frampton, Director of Investigative Operations
  DCI Assistant Director Charis Paulson

To learn more about the annual poster contest, visit the DPS Web Site.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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