Oklahoma Bill Would Make State the Latest to Adopt Blue Alert System


A bill working it's way through the Oklahoma state legislature would make the Sooner State the 26th to adopt a statewide Blue Alert System.

The Blue Alert System, similar to public notification systems like the Amber or Silver Alert, uses public billboards and electronic signs to warn drivers and passersby of suspect information related to a killed or severely injured police officer.

25 states have already adopted the system with Florida being the first to do so in 2008.

Oklahoma FOP VP Mark Nelson, speaking of the need for a statewide Blue Alert System, said, "Anytime there's a person who's shown to be that violent and have that much disregard for life that they would assault or kill a law enforcement officer, there's really no telling what they'd do to the public."

The Oklahoma House unanimously passed the bill last week.


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