Governor-elect Greitens proposes 'Blue Alert' system - KMOV.com

Governor-elect Greitens proposes 'Blue Alert' system

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Officers on scene of a shooting that wounded a St. Louis police officer Sunday, November 11, 2016 in south St. Louis. Chief Sam Dotson called the shooting an "ambush" (Credit: KMOV) Officers on scene of a shooting that wounded a St. Louis police officer Sunday, November 11, 2016 in south St. Louis. Chief Sam Dotson called the shooting an "ambush" (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens is proposing a ‘Blue Alert’ system that would send out alerts when an officer is shot.

Greitens said his administration will work to establish a system, which would be similar to Amber and Silver Alerts, that will send out notices in hopes of catching anyone suspected of shooting an officer.

The announcement comes a day after two officers in Missouri were injured during shootings. One officer was shot in south St. Louis and another officer was shot near Gladstone.  

“Today, Sheena and I ask that Missourians pause to remember the men and women who keep us safe. If you see an officer, thank them for the work they do and the risks they take. Consider donating or volunteering your time to a charity that supports police. Go for a ride-along and see what police officers see every single day. Above all, keep the two officers in Gladstone and St. Louis and their families in your hearts, thoughts, and prayers,” said Greitens in a press release.

According to Greitens, 27 other states have such a system in place.

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