Sending Office: Honorable Gwen Moore
Current Cosponsors: Eleanor Holmes Norton, Sheila Jackson Lee, Debbie Dingell, Eddie Bernice Johnson, Ron Kind, Mark Pocan, Dan Kildee, Vicente Gonzalez, Filemon Vela, Frederica S Wilson, Donald Payne Jr.
I urge you to cosponsor the Corey Adams Searchlight Act which is named for an Air Force veteran from Milwaukee, WI who passed away last year after going missing for 18 days.
When Corey Adams went missing, his family knew that something was wrong—Corey left his eyeglasses, phone, money, and medications at his parent’s home, where he was last seen. Despite his family filing a missing person report within hours of his disappearance,
it took eight days before the police determined he met the critical missing persons criteria. On April 7, 18 days after his initial disappearance, Corey Adams’ body was recovered from a pond in Dineen Park, just one mile from his mother’s home.
“Soldiers do not leave the fallen behind in battle and we should not do so at home.”
My bill would create a Green Alert program at the Department of Justice to support state and local efforts to locate and bring our missing veterans home safely. Recently, my home state of Wisconsin was the first to pass legislation creating an alert for
missing veterans who are at increased risk.
The Corey Adams Searchlight Act would also direct the Department of Justice to coordinate with other federal agencies and assist regional and local search efforts for missing at risk veterans. This legislation is a practical step toward bringing our veterans
home safely. I invite you to join me as an original cosponsor of the Corey Adams Searchlight Act. If you have additional questions or to be added as a cosponsor, please contact Dan Hereth (Dan.Hereth@mail.house.gov)
in my office.
Gwen S. Moore
Member of Congress
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