Washington State to Consider Silver Alert Legislation
Washington State Representative Sherry Appleton has introduced House Bill 1021, legislation to create a Silver Alert program for Washington.
From KUOW Radio:
When the Legislature convenes next week, Rep. Sherry Appleton plans to introduce a bill for a silver alert system in Washington state.
Similar to the Amber Alert for children, this alert would be for elderly people with dementia who wander off. Appleton says 60 people went missing in the past year.
“Six-zero,” says Appleton. “I think it’s a lot of people.”
Appleton says a silver alert could have helped those missing people.