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'Operation Kidsafe': Free safety program happens Saturday in Coos Bay

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- What is potentially a lifesaving program will be held this weekend in the bay area.

Operation Kidsafe captures a child's picture and fingerprints which parents can give to law enforcement in emergency situations.

The printout with the kids' information is given to parents and none of it is retained.

Organizers say more than 2,000 children are reported missing every day in the United States.

There is no charge for Operation Kidsafe.

“No one wants to see a family go through or have themselves go through any kind of tragedy, especially a kidnapped child or a missing child, and Operation Kidsafe helps parents get the tools that can speed up things when there's an emergency situation,” says Michelle Claiborne with coos bay Toyota. “You've got your fingerprints, your photos, and you can hand it right over to the police officer."

The event is this Saturday at Coos Bay Toyota on Bayshore Drive.

It starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 4 p.m.

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