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From "be on the lookout"



BOLO (plural BOLOs)

  1. (US law enforcement, acronym) A broadcast issued from a law enforcement agency to others, typically containing information about a wanted suspect, a person of interest, or a related vehicle.
    • 2015 September 10, “Knoxville attorney admits to DUI, argues he shouldn’t have been pulled over”, in WATE[1]:
      William Davis Jr. admitted he had been drinking and driving, but he said he shouldn’t have been caught. Even though police had issued a BOLO or “be on the lookout” for his car and an officer testified Davis made several traffic violations, he said there wasn’t enough probable cause for the initial traffic stop that turned into a DUI. [] Davis said he should not have been stopped because the BOLO for his car was not checked out before he was pulled over, but Justice Cornelia Clark pointed out that shouldn’t matter.
    • 2016 April 20, Barnes, Mo, “Father kills estranged wife, shoots kids”, in RollingOut[2], retrieved 2017-06-16:
      Police had issue a BOLO alert for Brown and the children when he suddenly arrived in the emergency room of Central Florida Regional Hospital, looking for his wife.
    • 2017 June 13, Lane, Keith, “Frederick Freeman named MPD Officer of the Month”, in Local 15[3], retrieved 2017-06-16:
      Freeman was able to locate the male and recognized him from a BOLO.