National AMBER Alert Awareness Day

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On Oct. 8, 2013, a child was taken by her non-custodial mother from Fort Myers, Fla. and an AMBER Alert was issued. The child was recovered following a traffic stop when a state employee recognized the vehicle from the AMBER Alert.   This instance is an example of the genius of the Amber Alert system.

Child custody can become contentious.  For the safety of your children, and all children, please pay close attention to all Amber Alerts.  Know how to keep your children safe.

January 13 is when the US Department of Justice commemorates the abduction and murder of Amber Hagerman, 18 years ago, in Texas.  This somber event was the spark for a nationwide system that alerts the public to make abduction more difficult.  Highly alert citizens, organized into action by this system, have saved thousands of young lives.

You can sign up to receive email alerts from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  Over 200,000 Florida residents have already signed up.  Fifty-five children have been located in Florida, since the inception of the Florida Amber Plan in 2000.  In 2013 alone, 10 Amber Alerts and 26 Missing Child Alerts were issued in the state of Florida.

 Original story on WCTV.tv

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