TOPEKA – (January 12, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and KBI Director Kirk Thompson remind Kansans to stay alert when the public’s assistance is needed to help locate missing children. The reminder comes as National Amber Alert Awareness Day is observed tomorrow. “When a child is abducted, getting detailed information about the incident out to the public as quickly as possible can be critical,” Schmidt said. “The first hours after an abduction are critical, and the watchful eyes of Kansas citizens can help save a child’s life.” Since its inception in 1996, this national program has successfully brought 910 children home safely. In Kansas, 46 children have been safely returned since 2002. During 2017, three Amber Alerts were issued...
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AG Derek Schmidt, KBI recognize Amber Alert Awareness Day