Silver Alert Bill Sent to Governor

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A bill that's been sent to Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour would set up a Silver Alert system to notify officials when an elderly person or someone with dementia or other cognitive impairment goes missing.

The system would be similar to the state's Amber Alert, which notifies law officers and the public when a child is missing.

The House passed the final version of the bill Thursday. The Senate passed it last week.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM
    Id have to disagree because Im sure there are some people who actually do care about this alert. With that said I think that individuals who have memory loss etc should be closely watched and monitored. The same could be said about children but predators may be more likely to abduct them instead of adults of any kind.
  • by Jay on Mar 12, 2010 at 06:12 PM
    I know this is kind of mean to say but nobody cares about the silver alert. It’s one thing to have a child abducted and an amber alert be sent but with a silver alert fewer people will care. If they send out too many of these alerts people will stop listening to them all together.
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