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Why the “Amber” Alert was Created

On January 13, 1996, nine year old Amber Hagerman was kidnapped in Arlington, Texas.

The search party consisted of fifty police officers and civilians, and after four days they found her dead, mutilated body in a creek four miles from where she was abducted.

Had an Amber Alert been in place, more people would have immediately joined in the search operations and she might have been found alive.

Since its institution, over 897 children have been found safe using the Amber Alert System.

For you, an Amber Alert may be an inconvenience.

For an abducted child, it is a matter of life or a potentially terrifying, brutal death.

Let that sink in before you complain about being inconvenienced.

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