Kitzhaber Commemorates Amber Alert Day

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Following the second busiest year for Oregon’s Amber Alert program, Oregon State Police join the Department of Justice, Amber Alert Coordinators at state, regional, tribal and local levels, state Missing Children Clearinghouses and partners commemorating the nation’s eighth Amber Alert Awareness Day on Monday, January 13th.

In support, Governor John Kitzhaber signed a proclamation declaring January 13th as “Oregon Amber Alert Awareness Day”. The anniversary of the Amber Alert program remembers the abduction 18 years ago in Arlington, Texas of Amber Hagerman as she rode her bicycle and was later murdered. The Amber (America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alert network was created after her tragic death to provide emergency broadcast messages to the public when law enforcement determines a child has been abducted. All 50 states, territories and the District of Columbia have established Amber Alert plans, creating the most significant child recovery network in the history of our country.

More information about Oregon’s Amber Alert Plan is available by visiting

http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/AMBERALERT/index.shtml.

This entry was posted on Monday, January 13th, 2014 and is filed under Local News, Public Service Announcements, State News.