U.S. Marshals along with local law enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia conducted "Operation Not Forgotten" that resulted in the rescue of 39 missing children.


U.S. Marshals announced on Thursday the details of "Operation Not Forgotten" which was a two week long effort by their Marshals, and local law enforcement in Atlanta, Georgia to rescue missing children.

The operation resulted in the recovery of 39 missing children in which 26 children were rescued and 13 were safely located.

Tragically the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that 15 of the kids rescued were victims of sex trafficking with this rescue operation being some of the most at-risk and challenging recovery cases in the area.

"I have children. I'm sure many of you do as well. These are not my kids and these are not your kids, but actually they are our kids when it's all said and done," said Donald Washington, director of the U.S

Darby Kirby, chief of the Missing Child Unit spoke on the rescue where he said, “When we track down fugitives, it’s a good feeling to know that we’re putting the bad guy behind bars. But that sense of accomplishment is nothing compared to finding a missing child."

Photo Credit: U.S. Marshals Service/ WGN-TV.