Senate Passes Bill to Create “Blue Alert” to Help Catch Suspects Who Attack Law Enforcement Officers

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today the Senate passed a bill he co-sponsored to establish a national “Blue Alert” system within the U.S. Department of Justice to help catch those who kill, harm, or threaten law enforcement officers.

The National Blue Alert Act would create a nationwide system similar to what the Amber Alert system does for abducted children.

“Should law enforcement officers be killed, seriously injured, threatened, or go missing while in the line of duty, this system would be utilized to widely disseminate information to help identify and apprehend potential suspects,” Senator McConnell said. “Our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to protect Kentuckians and this legislation will help bring to justice those who would harm our police officers and hopefully help to deter the violence in the first place. I was honored to support it and help push for its passage on behalf of the thousands of brave Kentucky law enforcement officers.”

 

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