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The AMBER Plan was created in 1996 as a powerful legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, a little girl who was kidnapped and murdered while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas. The tragedy shocked and outraged the entire community. Residents contacted radio stations in the Dallas area and suggested they broadcast special “alerts” over the airwaves so that they could help prevent such incidents in the future.

In response to the community’s concern for the safety of local children, the Dallas/Fort Worth Association of Radio Managers teamed up with local law-enforcement agencies in northern Texas and developed this innovative early warning system to help find abducted children. Statistics show that, when abducted, a child’s greatest enemy is time. was founded in 2002 as a service by Bryant Harper, founder and President of, Inc. Horrified by the viciousness of what seems like an epidemic of child abductions around the United States and recently in the UK, in response to these crimes he developed the Code Amber Alert Ticker to provide web sites with the ability to display Amber Alerts on their site.

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