Slain trooper's name joins memorial as Congress debates 'Blue Alert'

Slain trooper's name joins memorial as Congress debates 'Blue Alert'

Credit: Washington State Patrol

Slain trooper's name joins memorial as Congress debates 'Blue Alert'

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on May 15, 2012 at 6:44 AM

A Washington state trooper killed in the line of duty will be honored Tuesday, the same day Congress is expected to take up a bill that will get information out to the public faster when a law enforcement officer is shot.

A memorial for fallen officers in Kitsap County will be rededicated at Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park in Bremerton as the name of Trooper Tony Radulescu is engraved on it.

Radulescu died in Feburary after being shot during a traffic stop near Gorst. Police say the suspected killer, Joshua Blake, sTFshot and killed himself as police surrounded the home he was holed up in.

In Washington, D.C., the House of Representatives is expected to take up the Blue Alert bill. It’s essentially like an Amber Alert, which is issued when a child is abducted and considered to be in immediate danger.

A Blue Alert would be issued when an officer is shot. The suspect’s information would go out to the public so that person can be found faster. The reason for the bill is concern for public safety: If someone is willing to shoot a police officer, then who would be next?

The bill is expected to be debated and voted on Tuesday night. The office of Rep. Dave Reichert, R-Wash., says it expects the bill to pass.

Information compiled by KING 5's Travis Pittman

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