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Only law enforcement agencies can ask the Department of Public Safety to issue a Blue Alert. For the DPS to issue an alert, the requesting agency has to determine that suspects pose a serious threat to the public or other law enforcement officials, and detailed descriptions of their vehicles must be available.What is the criteria for a blue alert?
According to Texas DPS, the criteria for a blue alert is as follows: A law enforcement officer must have been killed or seriously injured by an offender. The investigating law enforcement agency must determine that the offender poses a serious risk or threat to the public and other law enforcement personnel.Who was the suspect in the Blue Alert in Clay County?
Authorities say Joshua Lee Green from Arlington shot and injured a Clay County deputy and will be charged with assault on a peace officer. Authorities located the suspect vehicle in Wichita Falls on Tuesday morning. (Wichita Falls Police Department) Updated at 11:40 a.m. Aug. 18: Revised to say the the suspect in the Blue Alert was arrested.Was the suspect in the Blue Alert in Wichita Falls arrested?
Authorities located the suspect vehicle in Wichita Falls on Tuesday morning. (Wichita Falls Police Department) Updated at 11:40 a.m. Aug. 18: Revised to say the the suspect in the Blue Alert was arrested. Just before 11:30 Monday night, many Texans’ phones started buzzing with a warning of a “Law Enforcement Blue Alert” in their area.