AMBER Alert
A voluntary nationwide collaborative effort — including law enforcement agencies, broadcasters, transportation agencies, and the wireless industry — to send out an urgent bulletin when a child has been abducted. AMBER stands for "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response." The alert system was named for Amber Hagerman, a nine-year-old Texas girl who was abducted and murdered.
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