Lakewood Boy Spots 83 y/o Missing man During Search, Helps Project Lifesaver and Deputies Reunite him with Family
Today, Lakewood Sheriff’s Station personnel and city of Lakewood officials joined 8 year-old Jaxon and his family to talk about the details surrounding how Jaxon spotted 83 year-old missing person Roger Dunworth during a neighborhood search.
Jaxon was also presented with gifts of appreciation by LASD MET personnel and the city of Lakewood for his help in finding Mr. Dunworth.
City of Lakewood Mayor Todd Rogers stated, “One of our dearest held values is neighbors helping neighbors. People stepping up to help their fellow resident here in the city of Lakewood.” Mayor Rogers then thanked Jaxon “for being Lakewood’s newest hero.”
Lakewood Station Captain David Sprengel praised Jaxon and said, “Today we celebrate Jaxon Opdyke, our eight year-old hero from Lakewood,” before presenting Jaxon with the Lakewood Station pin which is just like the one Lakewood deputies wear.
“Look! Down that street,” said Jaxon after spotting a person fitting the description of Mr. Dunworth. Once Jaxon and his family got closer, Jaxon’s grandmother asked, “Hey, are you Roger?” Mr. Dunworth replied, “Yeah, I could sure use a ride!”
Mr. Dunsworth was then brought home safely.