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Caldwell, ID – As previously announced, Patricia “Pat” Justice Headrick who had been reported missing from her home in Middleton on September 16 has been found safe. At approximately 11:00 a.m. this morning (Sept. 17), Patricia was located by a citizen several miles from her home while using his personal ATV to search. Patricia was transported by ground ambulance to West Valley medical center for evaluation, she was medically cleared and released to family members.

Sheriff Donahue and the entire Canyon County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all who helped bring this serious situation to a successful conclusion. Special thanks to St. Luke’s Air for volunteering their time and resources to search by air. Thank you to the Canyon County Citizens Emergency Response Team, Southwest District Health, the Idaho National Guard, and Middleton Fire Department for mobilizing a ground search. And thank you to the many private citizens who volunteered their time and resources to conduct property to property searches so Patricia could be reunited with her family.

The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office would like to take this opportunity to remind its citizens that keeping a vigilant and watchful eye has always been an integral part in keeping our community safe. Caring for a sufferer of dementia requires special attention and presents a unique set of challenges. The lack of basic abilities to make rational decisions can place a dementia sufferer in harm’s way quickly. As with Patricia, fall weather creates cold, damp evenings and elderly patients can rapidly succumb to the ever changing climate. It is imperative to see that proper and continual care is provided, whether it be by family, friends or a Caregiving facility.

Once again, thank you to all that helped save Patricia.

Captain Bill Adams
Canyon County Sheriff’s Office