Inside the Issue

KXAN dug into the backgrounds of the killers to and discovered a recurring trait among many: mental illness.

How Blue Alerts Work

The idea of Blue Alerts is to notify the public after a shooting has happened where a police officer was killed or hurt in the line of duty.

An officer using the COPSync Network. (KXAN Photo)

COPsync Network

Currently, more than 800 courts and police agencies in 17 states use COPsync. The private company managing the network says basic cost is ab…