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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

Easterns Automotive Group donated a 2008 Chevrolet HHR sport van to the Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver program.

 The vehicle will serve as a support unit to aid the Sheriff’s Office efforts with “Project Lifesaver.” The Sheriff’s Office Project Lifesaver program in partnership with Project Lifesaver International assists families and caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s, Down syndrome, autism and related diseases and disabilities. Project Lifesaver clients wear a wristband that emits a silent tracking signal. When caregivers notify the Sheriff’s Office that a loved one is missing, a search and rescue team comprised of specifically trained sheriff’s deputies responds to the area with state-of-the-art tracking equipment. The program has a fantastic track record of locating wandering adults and children and bringing them home.

Easterns Founder and CEO Robert Bassam commented: “We are very excited to assist the Sheriff’s Office in the important work that this outstanding program does each day to protect our community’s citizens in need of assistance. We hope that this vehicle will make it a little easier to serve those families dealing with these challenges.  We are pleased to support the hard work done each day by the Sheriff’s Office.” 

Project Lifesaver Vehicle

The 2008 Chevrolet HHR has been used for Project Lifesaver demonstrations, battery changes, and was on display at this year’s Celebrate Fairfax Fair.

 Lieutenant Sonny Cachuela
PIO, Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office