Friday, October 24th, 2014

Alert System for Missing Elderly

An Arizona House of Representatives committee has approved a Senate proposal to create a new alert system for missing elderly people.  The House Committee on Government unanimously approved Senate Bill 1097 on Monday (17).  The bill would create a "silver alert" system modeled after Amber Alerts, which notify the public when a child has gone missing. The Silver Alert would require the state Department of Public Safety to coordinate emergency alerts for seniors who have gone missing and who are thought to be in danger.  Bill sponsor Senator Gail Griffin of Hereford brought the bill forward after Cochise County Sheriff Mark Dannels says an elderly woman went missing and was found dead weeks later.

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