SHELL LAKE, WI -- A local girl has been recognized by Shell Lake Police Chief Dave Wilson for her role in locating a missing senior citizen, according to a press release from the Shell Lake Police Department.

Press Release

Gracie Lawrence was vital in finding a lost elderly man on 1 June 2020.

She was the one who first noticed him walking. Then she let his wife know. She walked all over looking for him before other searchers and authorities were notified. It was her idea to walk behind the primary building to look for him. Lastly, she was the one who spotted him in the trees after searchers had driven by.

The gentleman could have been unseen for some time, if it were not for Gracie’s persistence and diligence.

I am very pleased to be able to present Gracie Lawrence with this Unsung Hero Award, on behalf of the City of Shell Lake.

- Chief Wilson


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