Monday, June 05, 2017
Citizens and Police Working Together
On the night of June 2, 2017, Meg Walls of Chambersburg, PA, was playing football with her young son on the beach near 4th street and the boardwalk when her diamond wedding band flew from her finger and disappeared into the sea of sand. After several hours of emotional, desperate and unsuccessful searching by family and friends, the search was stopped and the ring was assumed lost to the sand forever.
On the following evening, June 3rd, Southern District Evening Watch Officers observed Mr. Barry Betts of Milton, DE, searching for lost treasures on the beach near 4th street. Sgt. D. Eade asked the 44 year treasure hunting veteran if he could use his sophisticated equipment to search the area of the beach where a heartbroken Meg Walls had lost her wedding band the night prior. Well, as luck would have it, on only his second pass, Betts heard a tone from his device, made a scoop of the sand, and amazingly enough, recovered the lost ring.
The ring was successfully returned to a very happy Meg Walls and family, at a nearby hotel. This was a excellent example of citizens and police working together to give a visiting family a special Ocean City experience!
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