The Triangle of Trust Award

The Triangle of Trust Award is a special honor given by the Laura Recovery Center. The Center created this award to honor meritorious conduct on behalf of missing children and is awarded to civilians and law-enforcement officers. If you would like to nominate someone for this award, please contact the LRC at 866-898-5723(toll free) or 281-482-5723.

Triangle of Trust Awards for 2006 were presented at Texas Missing Children Day, May 25, 2006, at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. The recipients are pictured below with LRC Founders Bob and Gay Smither along with Representative Larry Taylor and Senator Mike Jackson.


  • Paula Publicover, LRC volunteer
  •, Fax Service provider
  • Mark Belgeri, Friendswood child
  • Terry Arnold, LRC volunteer
  • Sergeant William Goodwin, Texas City Police Department
  • Captain Russell LaRoe, Texas City Police Department
  • Clay Perry, McLennan County Sheriff's Department
  • Detective Gustavo Rodriguez, Houston Police Department
  • Suzanne Slavin, LRC volunteer and Education Coordinator
  • Richard Wiley, formerly Missouri City Police Department
  • Michael Barker, former LRC Board Director
  • David Dannemiller, LRC Treasurer and Board Director
  • Deborah Duncan, KHOU 11 News
  • Nick Lampson, United States Congress
  • Michael Merkel, Alvin Police Department, Police Chief
  • Janice Liggett, LRC volunteer and Volunteer Coordinator