Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Perry Renn, Tipton County Deputy Sheriff Jacob Calvin and Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield were all killed on duty last week while protecting the public.
** Blue Alert Foundation remembers the LVMPD Officers killed in the line of duty in Las Vegas ** E.O.W. 06-08-14
Kansas becomes the 20th State to have the Blue Alert System
Arizona becomes the 19th State to have the Blue Alert System
On July 31, 2014, Gov. Jan Brewer will Sign into law, House Bill 2323, which will establishes a Blue Alert notification system designed to issue and coordinate alerts following an attack on a law-enforcement officer.
The system, an effort among state officials, broadcasters and others, will disseminate information statewide about suspected offenders — including detailed descriptions of the offenders, their vehicles and license-plate information. The system would be activated if, among other things, an officer has been killed or seriously injured and investigators determine the offender poses a threat to the public or other law enforcement.
The Blue Alert system has been adopted in 18 states and is being considered in seven others.
Tom Berry, the Founder of the National Blue Alert System welcomes the Great State of Arizona to the Blue Alert Family and will be at the Signing Ceremony with Governor Jan Brewer and other Officials for the Signing of the Bill into Law. With Arizona, this makes 19 States that have the Blue Alert System. Kansas is the Next State to have the Blue Alert System as soon as their Governor Signs the Bill Into Law.
Albany – State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn), a former New York City Police Officer, is announcing that the New York State Senate is expected to take action this afternoon on a bill he sponsored, S.2108, that would establish a Blue Alert system in NY State.
The bill, if passed by the Senate and the Assembly this session, and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo, would aid in the apprehension, identification and location of individuals suspected of killing or seriously wounding any law enforcement officer.
Senator Marty Golden stated, “There is no place on our streets for those who commit such heinous of a crime than to seriously injure or kill any local, state, or federal police officer. That is why today, I call upon my colleagues in the State Senate to approve this legislation so that we can put a mechanism in place here in New York State to more quickly take these criminals into custody.”
The Blue Alert system would be modeled after that of the Amber Alert system and has been established in Florida, Texas and Oklahoma.
Note from the Founder of the National Blue Alert System: The National Blue Alert System is now in 20 States and with New York, that will make it Our Lucky 21 State. But still, we will have to get the other 29 States on-board to get it in All 50.
Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R-C, Brooklyn/Staten Island) is the Assembly sponsor. A.2278 is currently under consideration of the Governmental Operations Committee.
Posted by: Blue Alert News - Author Martin J. Golden AT 03:16 pm
The Blue Alert Foundation shines a Blue Light in Memory of the One Year Anniversary of MIT Police Officer Sean A. Collier who was Killed in the Line of Duty Protecting his MIT Campus, His Boston City and His State, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
We are Collier Strong and Boston Strong.
R.I.P. Sean, the Great People of this Nation will Never Forget You.
BOSTON — Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.
“This day will always be hard, but this place will always be strong,” former Mayor Thomas Menino told an invitation-only audience of about 2,500 people at the Hynes Convention Center, not far from the finish line where three people died and more than 260 others were injured a year ago.
Vice President Joe Biden, who attended the ceremony, said the courage shown by survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy.
“You have become the face of America’s resolve,” he said. <MORE>
It was the first thing Sergeant Shawn Burns saw with any clarity in the moments after the bombs went off: a young woman with a tangle of long black hair lying pale and still in a spreading pool of blood. Two men crouched over her, pressing a cloth into her right inner thigh. Her femoral artery, he thought. A potentially lethal wound.
He knelt with the men outside Marathon Sports, examined the wound, and told them that whatever they did, they must not move their hands. He took her face in his hands, moved closer until they were inches apart, and asked her name. <MORE>
Tom Berry, the Founder of the National Blue Alert System and Co-Founder of the Blue Alert Foundation said today that the Organization will be Supporting the 2014 Florida Tour De Force 270 Mile Bike Ride Scheduled for April 7th - April 11th, 2014. The Blue Alert Support Team will help in Providing Water Stations Throughout the 270 mile long route which starts in Miami and ends in Daytona Beach. The Blue Alert teams need your Support by Donating to help offset the Cost in providing this support. Please Click Here to Donate. Thank you
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- 33 officers killed in firearms-related incidents is fewest since 1887
Law enforcement officer fatalities dropped for the second year in a row to the lowest level in six decades and the number of officers killed in firearms-related incidents this year was the fewest since the 1800s, according to preliminary data compiled and released today in an annual research bulletin published by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF). <MORE>
Threw himself in front of a grenade to save his best friend <STORY>
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 24-year-old veteran with Gainesville ties who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.
President Barack Obama praised retired Cpl. William "Kyle" Carpenter's instinctive valor and called him a shining example for a post-9/11 generation.
SJC Passes National Blue Alert Act of 2013 - Sept. 19.
Senate Judiciary Committee today passed the National Blue Alert Act, which would create a nationwide alert system to apprehend criminals who have injured or killed police officers. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), The Bill Sponsor, has released a Press Release on the Passing of the Bill in Committee. <Click Here>
HOUSE PASSES THE NATIONAL BLUE ALERT ACT OF 2013 - MAY 14, 2013
— H.R. 180, the National Blue Alert Act, which encourages "Blue Alert" plans throughout the country that disseminate information when a law enforcement officer is hurt or killed. Members passed this bill 406-2.
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