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A picture of Sgt. Eline Moya would be nice.
I've heard of this action before but never knew the proper term.
A welfare check is something law enforcement will do if there is a concern that someone has not been seen for a while or hasn't been heard from in a while. It's law enforcement checking on the welfare of a person at someone else's request.
It could be regarding an elderly person that lives alone and hasn't been seen or the mail is stacking up, or the suspicion that small children may be unattended. Sometimes it is like this one-- a suicidal person. Perhaps he called someone and stated his intent.
TxBohemian -- I have heard law enforcement use the term "welfare check" when a family member, friend or neighbor cant' make contact with someone and are concerned about their welfare. They aren't answering calls or coming to the door when they should be, that kind of thing. LE then goes to the residence for a "welfare check." Hope that explains it OK.
What is a "welfare check" as stated in the article?Not trying to start anything just never heard this before.
Curious now what it was now that it is over - or appears to be since police were leaving area