The Blue Alert issued for the shootings in Sacramento and Placer counties is just the second ever issued in Northern California, and the seventh issued in the state.
The program, which has been active since 2011, is activated when a law enforcement officer has been shot and the suspect is still at large.
Here is a list of the incidents that have taken place since the program started.
May 6, 2012 – Bakersfield
Attempted Murder of CHP Officer (suspect never caught)
September 4, 2012 – Walnut Creek
Shooting Death of CHP Officer Kenyon Youngstrom of Fairfield (alert issued for possible second suspect. It was canceled)
February 7, 2013 – Riverside County
Christopher Dorner who killed 3 people including an officer, and shot 3 other officers. Dorner killed himself.
March 1, 2013- San Bernardino County
Brian Forrett fired at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy, who was not hurt. Alert canceled when Forrett was found dead in his vehicle.
March 17, 2013- Fullerton
Fullerton Police Officer Jim Boline was shot multiple times during a traffic stop. The Blue Alert was deactivated when no leads were available. 1 of 2 suspects was eventually arrested.
August 27, 2014- Long Beach
Suspect shot at officers during a pursuit. Suspect was caught.
October 24, 2014- Sacramento
At least three deputies shot in two counties.