Police chief wants changes after boy's drowning

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Body found is missing Live Oak child Leo Walker, DNA confirms.
LIVE OAK, Fla. —

A police chief is pushing for change following the drowning of a special-needs boy in Live Oak.

Last month, authorities recovered the body of 9-year-old Leo Walker from a pond behind his home.

Police found his body two days after he disappeared.


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Live Oak Police Chief Buddy Williams told Action News he wants to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.  He is suggesting using some form of tracking, such as GSP, for special-needs children and adults.

Williams said he knows the cost of the technology is a major obstacle.  He's looking into whether a federal grant can help.

The topic will be part of a city meeting Thursday night in Live Oak.