Travis Yates is a writer and editor at Law Officer. His Seminars in Risk Management & Officer Safety have been taught across the United States & Canada. Major Yates has a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He is the Director of Training for SAFETAC Training.
It is in this spirit that Law Officer will be giving an annual Humanitarian Award to the law enforcement officer, current or retired, to recognize their "service, dedication and leadership in serving mankind."
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.