Several years ago I tried unsuccessfully to get a Blue Alert System in my state. Similar to an Amber Alert, it is designed to alert the public and law enforcement when someone has assaulted or shot a police officer and is on the run.
Trooper Pratt had served with the New York State Police for 29 years. He is survived by his daughter, two sons, and fiancee.
On back-to-back days, Anglemyer and the Elkhart police fraternity have dealt with the stunning deaths of former colleagues.