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Utah safety officials to test Amber Alert on Sunday

By Yvette Cruz, | Posted - Jan 12th, 2019 @ 6:27pm

SALT LAKE CITY — State officials plan to test the Amber Alert notification system in Utah on Sunday.

The exact time the test will occur was not released, but officials asked TV and radio stations to make an announcement when the test is sent, according to a post on the Utah Department of Public Safety’s website.

Officials said this will be the 32nd Amber Alert test and expressed their commitment to the program.

“We need as many people as possible to get involved each time the AMBER Alert is activated,” Jess L. Anderson, Utah Department of Public Commissioner, said in a statement on their website. “We at the DPS are committed to the Amber Alert program and grateful for the dedicated work put forth to ensure these children are found safely and brought home to their families.”

Sunday’s test is part of National Amber Alert Day.

Since the program began in 2002, Utah has issued 48 Amber Alerts and is “directly responsible for bringing 38 children back home,” officials said.

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