WHEREAS, I have been advised
that there are dangerous person(s) threatening and engaging
in public disorder which represents a present threat to lives,
safety and protection of the people and law enforcement officials
of the State; and
WHEREAS, this circumstance
creates a condition of distress and hazard to the public health
and safety of the people and law enforcement officials of
this State, and is recognized to be beyond the capabilities
of local and State authorities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, JOHN ASHCROFT,
GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF MISSOURI, by virtue of the authority
vested in my by the Constitution and laws of this State, including
Section 41.480, RSMo 1986, do hereby declare that an emergency
exists in the central part of Missouri.
I order and direct the Adjutant
General of the State, or his designee, to forthwith call and
order into active service such portions of the organized militia
as he deems necessary to aid the local law enforcement officials
to perform support functions. I further order and direct the
Adjutant General or his designee, and through him the commanding
officer of any unit or other organization of such organized
militia so called into active service, to take such action
and employ such equipment as necessary in support of civilian
authorities, and to provide such other assistance as I may
authorize and direct.
|| IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set
my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Missouri, in the City of Jefferson, on this 1st
day of April, 1987.
||[John Ashcroft's signature]
[Roy D. Blunt's signature]
SECRETARY OF STATE
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