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Milwaukee city leaders express support for “Green Alert” system in memory of local veteran

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee city leaders expressed their support on Friday of new legislation that would create a “Green Alert” system.

The system, similar to Amber and Silver Alerts, would help find missing at-risk veterans. The Common Council’s Public Safety and Health Committee says it will support the act named after a Milwaukee veteran.

"I'm happy to hear we're going to move forward with this,” 9th District Ald. Chantia Lewis said. “Unfortunately it’s after tragedy.”

Last spring, Corey Adams went missing and was later found dead. His family says his death could’ve been prevented had an alert system been in place.

“When I came back he was gone and if it was just in the immediate area there, if that Green Alert was out and they had put it out right then, he would’ve been fine,” Adams’ mom Gwen said. “From what they say he was just a couple of blocks away.”

Gwen Adams says she hopes Governor Walker signs the Corey Adams Searchlight Act and eventually it becomes a federal law.

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