Assemblyman Matthew Titone, left, poses for a photo with the Lavelle family, Jacob, 15, Zachary, 11, Amy and John. (Staten Island Advance/Bill Lyons)
Lavelle shared the experience with Assemblyman Matthew Titone (D-North Shore), a longtime family friend and his father's Assembly successor, during a talk on the assemblyman's front porch.
asked, "What can I do as a legislator to help?"
introduced the GPS bill in the Assembly.
"It was very personal for me, knowing Zack since he was born," said Titone.
"Your heart drops.
You think about the next time, and you think that there's got to be a better way."
, "We can find a stolen car, but we can't find a lost kid?