Governor Signs "Golden Alert" Into Law

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

When a child goes missing, first responders, police and the media all the get word. That word is then spread to the public by way of an Amber Alert--all with hopes of finding the missing child.

In Kentucky, that same thing will now happen for some adults, thanks to the Golden Alert System Law. The bill was just signed into law today by Governor Steve Beshear. It's aimed at making sure Alzheimer's patients and other adults with mental disabilities who go missing can be found.

Normally a family of an adult who went missing would have to wait 48 hours and file a missing person's report.


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  • by DURAND Location: WINCHESTER on Apr 16, 2008 at 07:39 AM
    I WILL BE AT THE FIRST TO SAY THIS HAS BEEN A WONDERFUL DAY FOR OUR FAMILY AND THANKS TO ALL THAT HAS GIVEN SUPPORT TO OUR FAMILY IN TIME OF NEED.THANKS TO GOVERNOR BESHEAR WE MAY BE ABLE TO PREVENT THIS TRAGIDY FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE.
  • by Crystal Location: Science Hill, KY on Apr 15, 2008 at 05:11 PM
    As someone who works with the mentally disabled, I find this wonderful news!!!! Thank You Gov.!!!
  • by steve on Apr 15, 2008 at 01:55 PM
    Yea he needs to send out the raise your taxes fog horn alert lol!
  • by Jerry on Apr 15, 2008 at 03:55 AM
    Man, this sounds like a Bob and Tom show bit.

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