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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cop Killer bill gets State Senate approval

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today praised the Ohio Senate's passage of Senate Bill 258 by a unanimous 33-0 vote. Senate Bill 258 will establish a Blue Alert to notify Ohioans when a law enforcement officer has been wounded or killed and his or her assailant remains at large.

"Any person brazen enough to kill or harm law enforcement is very likely to be willing to harm civilians.  They pose a danger not only to those in uniform, but also to the public at large," said Attorney General Dewine. "While we hope such a system may never have to be used, a Blue Alert can clearly assist in apprehending dangerous persons who have attacked law enforcement officers. I applaud the Ohio Senate for its unanimous support of Senate Bill 258 and urge the House of Representatives to take quick action as well."

Earlier today, Attorney General DeWine testified in support of Senate Bill 258 before the Ohio Senate Highways and Transportation Committee.  A copy of Attorney General DeWine's Testimony is available on the Ohio Attorney General's Website.

- Jeffrey L. Frischkorn
Twitter: @Fieldkorn


Anonymous Anonymous said...

it`s a good bill just enforce the laws that are already on the books!

January 4, 2012 at 11:26 AM 

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