January 13th- Amber Alert Awareness Day
Updated: Jan 31, 2022
January 13 is known as AMBER Alert Awareness Day.
It's a day to raise awareness for Amber Alerts and to remember Amber Rene Hagerman.
Amber Rene Hagerman was only 9 years old when she was abducted while riding her bike and was brutally murdered in Arlington, Texas in January of 1996.
Amber Alerts were named after Amber and were soon adopted by other states across the nation as a way to ask the public's help to find an abducted child.
Amber Alerts are broadcast through TV, Radio, Digital Road Signs, and Cell Phones. Broadcasting this information allows law enforcement to share the information with the public to assist in safely recovering the missing child.
Amber Alerts are issued based on criteria. *Law Enforcement believes that the child has been abducted *The child is considered to be in imminent danger of serious bodily injury or death *Enough descriptive information about the victim and the abduction *Child is 17 years old or younger * Information about the missing child has been entered into NCIC You can read more about the criteria here:
If you see the subject of an Amber Alert, or vehicle involved in an Amber Alert, please call 911 immediately with as much information as possible.
Since the inception of Amber Alerts, 1,085 children have been found safe.
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More than 7,000 tips have been called in about Amber's case, however, her murder remains unsolved.
U.S. Department of Justice https://amberalert.ojp.gov/about/guidelines-for-issuing-alerts?fbclid=IwAR0SSZ6PMtsVPM4U5Ayo7J_MJfu9w4E7Aq2VOYrKCnUNzIT9pLFVU4wUziA
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children https://www.missingkids.org/gethelpnow/amber?fbclid=IwAR0TqyuJJOXxQHA4-aleC-p_r3F3QD0lPIhaoHNO-beOq4DAh05HW6fBcDc