Family of Missing Man Donates Drone for Rescue Operations

GPSO_droneFour years after experiencing a tragedy that none of us would ever want to face, one family sought to prevent other families from suffering a similar fate.

On February 22, 2016, Tim and Darlene Delaney of Pollock donated a search and rescue mission drone to Sheriff Steven McCain and the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office.  The drone was named “Jim” in memory of Tim’s father,  J.W. Delaney, who mysteriously went missing on February 21, 2012, while hunting.

Both Delaney’s were emotional as they described the outpouring of support they received from the GPSO and many others while searching for Mr. Jim.  Because of their appreciation for what everyone did for them, the Delaney’s sought to repay them and prevent other tragedies by providing the drone, which came in a case with Mr. Jim’s picture on it.  Sheriff McCain said the picture would serve as a constant reminder to law enforcement of the memory of Mr. Jim every time they used the drone.

“We appreciate everybody’s prayers,” said Tim Delaney.  “We’d just love to find some information so we could know where he’s at and be at peace.”

If anyone has any information concerning the disappearance of J.W. Delaney, contact the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-627-3261.

KLAX ABC 31 News 2/24/16