‘Senior Alert’ Could Expand Missouri Amber Alert

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A Senior Alert may be coming to Missouri.  The Amber Alert system has successfully brought home a number of missing children, but one Springfield lawmaker wants to see it expanded.

Representative Sara Lampe of Springfield says expanding the Amber Alert system to senior citizens suffering from dementia and mental disabilities should be part of the system.

However Republican Representative Gary Fuhr of St. Louis County wonders about the logistics. 

“My concern for the bill is primarily two things,” Fuhr says. “That we would have the systems in place that would be able to handle the additional load of these sort of calls being placed and secondly, that the number of alerts people would be hearing wouldn’t necessary make them immune.”

Fuhr says he will wait to make his decision on the bill until it is perfected.

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