Saturday, November 05, 2016

I love Amber Alerts

Around 6pm last night, I heard the alarm for an Amber Alert on my radio, while driving my car. Heard it a few more times in the evening. And a text. 2 kids abducted by a parent in Port Coquitlam.

Probably around 10 or 11pm last night I heard the news that the Amber Alert had been cancelled. They nabbed her in Sicamous at a gas station (story).
AMBER is officially a backronym for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response, but was named for Amber Hagerman, a 9 year-old abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas, in 1996.

The shimmer of hope, and good, rising out of the tragedy, was the initiative by Amber's mom, Donna, to create the movement that resulted in the lifesaving alert system.

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