Family of Fort Hood soldier who went missing wants "warrior alert" law
November 22, 2016
FORT HOOD - The family of a Fort Hood soldier who was missing for more than three weeks before he was found dead on post wants a version of the Amber Alert law, called a "Warrior Alert," when soldiers go missing.
Dakota Stump's mother, Patrice Wise, started an online petition on November 14th entitled "Dakota's Law."
Its aim is to "change Standard Operating Procedures on how Law Enforcement and Military handle situations when our Veterans and Active Duty Members go missing."
"I have no ulterior motive except to stop another soldier or family from having to go through what I'm probably going to have to go through for the rest of my life," Wise said.
Stump went missing October 10, 2016. Soldiers conducting land-navigation training found his body 24 days later next to his flipped over vehicle near building 43028 on Fort Hood.
Law enforcement officials believe that Stump's car veered off the road into the parallel wooded area and then rolled over multiple times.
Stump's family maintains that law enforcement and the military assumed he was AWOL.
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