It was a simple mission. Give police agencies the right tools to find missing children. When Don and Claudine Ryce started the non-profit Jimmy Ryce Foundation in 1996, a year after their son was murdered, they started donating bloodhounds to law enforcement agencies. But the money funding the donations has started to dry up.
Martha Ryce, a Redland native who dedicated her life to advocate for missing children after the murder of her brother Jimmy Ryce, has died at the age of 35.
He’s the one you want on a case when someone in missing, but now police are asking for the public’s help in finding Gunner the K9 bloodhound who vanished from his home.
The latest addition to the City of Sweetwater’s police department doesn’t carry a gun or a night stick, but if a child is reported missing he’s the one you want on the case.