Texas Department of Public Safety officials are joining law enforcement around the nation in observing National AMBER Alert Awareness day.
Today is the 18th anniversary of the kidnapping of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman. She was riding her bike in a parking lot in Arlington. She was killed. Her body was later found in a drainage ditch.
The AMBER alert, which stands for "America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response," was created by Dallas-Fort Worth area law enforcement and media representatives in the fall of 1996.