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Home  |  News  |  Lawmakers Push "Blue Alert" Program

Lawmakers Push "Blue Alert" Program
Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- South Carolina's statewide alert system could start helping out another group of people.

Lawmakers want to create the "Blue Alert" program to quickly get out information about people allegedly involved in killing, Injuring, or abducting law enforcement officers.

Representative Eddie Tallon, a Republican from Spartanburg County and former State Law Enforcement Division agent, sponsored the bill. He says the new system would work just like the state's Amber Alert program and give officers another tool to do their jobs.

"We've had a number that have been shot and killed in the state of South Carolina over the years and it's another tool for law enforcement to use to apprehend the suspect as quickly as possible," he said.

Tallon says there's a move to start similar programs in other areas in the country as well.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/news/article/170088/2/Lawmakers-Push-Blue-Alert-Program

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