This month is the Tenth Anniversary of the Amber Alert System. It's in remembrance of the tragic death of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas.
In North Carolina, The Amber Alert began in 2003 and has been a tool for finding missing kids, especially last year in Rocky Mount, when man and woman stole a vehicle with a child inside and drove to Virgina. The system alerted the public to look out for the vehicle and suspects. Beaufort County Highway Patrol Troopers say the quicker the information gets out the quicker children can be found alive.
In the event an Amber Alert is activated, all units on patrol will be notified by radio transmission to be on the lookout for the victim, abductor, and suspects' vehicle.