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April 11, 2014

Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker signs Silver Alert legislation into law

by silveralertbill

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today signed Silver Alert legislation into law, making Wisconsin the 34th state to have such a program to find missing seniors

From the press release from the Office of Governor Scott Walker:

Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 710, which establishes a statewide Silver Alert program.  The Silver Alert system notifies the public in case of a missing elderly person, much like the Amber Alert system does in case of a missing child in danger.   Governor Walker signed the bill at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay.

“When an elderly person living with the effects of dementia or Alzheimer’s is missing, every minute counts,”  Governor Walker said.  “The Silver Alert system allows law enforcement to get the message out quickly through the media and other resources, so people across the state can help find these missing persons, to bring them home safely.”

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