HARTFORD - A bill that would establish the state's first ‘blue alert’ system that would notify residents when a police officer is seriously hurt, missing or killed has reached Gov. Dannel Malloy's desk for approval.

Members of the state Senate and House unanimously passed the bill this month. Officials say the alert will help inform the public and also ask the public to be on the lookout for suspects still on the loose.

There are 15 states that have similar alert systems.