Silver Alert for Michigan in memory of Robert Brunsden, Sr.

Silver Alert for Michigan in memory of Robert Brunsden, Sr.

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Cynthia Halterman started this petition to Gov. Gretchen Whitner

SILVER ALERT FOR MICHIGAN

This is extremely important and although it's lengthy it's imperative. Recently Robert Brunsden Sr walked away from his home at memory care unit in Southfield, Michigan Mr. Bob suffered from Alzheimer. Unfortunately 1 month after he went missing his body was recovered. Michigan currently does not have silver alert. Are you aware of what a silver alert is? Currently there are 27 states who has one in place. There are 9 others states that have "something" in place but it is NOT delivered in the same manner in which the silver alert in the 27 other states activates the alert.. Which has been proven to save lives and find the missing seniors fast!!
These are the 27 U.S. states that have Code Silver programs in effect,

Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas California, Connecticut, Florida Illinois, Indiana Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina Oklahoma, Oregon Rhode Island, South Carolina Tennessee, Texas
Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Furthermore, these are the nine states which have missing senior alert systems of different names in place, although they are not formally known as Silver Alerts. They include:

Alabama
Colorado
Georgia
Kentucky
Michigan*** MOZELLE SENIOR OR VULNERABLE ADULT MEDICAL ALERT ACT
Act 176 of 2012

New Hampshire, and New York
Ohio
Virginia

Six states have no missing persons alert system in place, while the final eight have broad-reaching missing persons alert systems with varying requirements.
A Silver Alert is a safety alert issued when older adults are missing. It’s similar to the Amber Alert used for missing children. Here’s a look at how a Silver Alert works, criteria for issuing Silver Alerts, and information on state programs.

DEFINITION OF A CODE SILVER
A Code Silver, also sometimes called a Silver Alert, is a program that sends out an alert to help find older adults who are missing, particularly those who have Alzheimer's or dementia. Sometimes, it's also used for missing persons who have cognitive disorders. There is no national Silver Alert program, but rather Silver Alert or Code Silver programs exist on a state-by-state basis. As a result, the criteria for what qualifies for a Code Silver may differ from state to state.

HOW A CODE SILVER WORKS
A Silver Alert works in much the same way as an Amber Alert for missing children. When a senior or someone with cognitive impairment goes missing, their description and last known whereabouts is sent to law enforcement and media in order to help bring about their safe return. In some instances, the Department of Transportation may also be involved in helping to locate the missing person. Alerts do not include specific details about a person’s medical history, but do include a physical description, photograph, vehicle description (if applicable), last known location, and their home location.

As soon as a loved one or care provider notices a person is missing, they should notify local law enforcement, who will then decide whether or not to issue a Silver Alert, if such a program exists in their state. Alerts may be sent through message signs on roadways, radio or television stations, mobile phones, or the internet. Once the person is located, the Silver Alert will come to an end.
Please write to your Legislators if your state does not have one in place. Write to legislators if your state has one but it need to be revise to better inform the public!!! The same manner in which amber alert, bad weather, President alerts goes off the alerts needs to be to this extent!! 

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