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On August 18th, 2008, Governor Rick Perry signed Executive Order RP-68, creating the state's Blue Alert program. Blue Alerts are designed to speed in the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously wound local, state, or federal law enforcement officers.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.What is a blue alert and who was shot?
A Blue Alert was issued in Texas on August 16, 2021, after Deputy Chip Wood was shot in the chest while he was trying to carry out a traffic stop in Jelly. Cops are on the lookout for a four-door white Cadillac that the gunman is believed to have driven away in.