On June 11, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 70-year-old Charles Dennis. Dennis was originally spotted in Walton County, Florida and was found over 150 miles away in Mobile County, Alabama.
From the story in NWF Daily News:
The Walton County Sheriff’s Office had issued a Silver Alert for 70-year-old Charles Dennis on Monday night.
UPDATE 4:15 A.M.: The 70-year-old man who was the subject of a Silver Alert last night in Walton County has been found.
According to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office, Charles Dennis was located by the Saraland Police Department in Mobile County, Alabama.
A Florida Silver Alert has been issued for Charles Dennis, 70, last seen in the area of Highway 331 and U.S. 98 in Walton County at 4:51 a.m. Monday. Dennis is driving a 2018 red Nissan Frontier 4-door, with a Purple Heart Georgia license plate reading EFB610. Dennis is originally from Elberton, Georgia.
Anyone with information is asked to call their local law enforcement agency (Walton County Sheriff’s Office, 850-892-8111) or call the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Missing Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse at 1-888-FL-MISSING.
On April 9, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 80-year-old James H. Riddle. Riddle went missing in New Albany, Mississippi and was found safe 170 miles away in Snead, Alabama.
From the story in the Daily Journal:
NEW ALBANY – The subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been located and is safe.
James H. Riddle, 80, of New Albany, disappeared around lunchtime Monday driving a gray Lincoln Town Car. He was located late Tuesday night about 170 miles away in Snead, Alabama.
NEW ALBANY – The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation issued a Silver Alert for an 80-year-old Union County man missing since lunchtime Monday.
He was last seen wearing a red sweater, black pants and black slippers. Family members say Riddle suffers from a medical condition that may impair his judgement.
Nursing students and faculty from the University of Alabama-Huntsville took their support of the Silver Alert to Montgomery.
“It’s HB 427 which is the Silver Alert Bill,” Amy Hunter, Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Nursing, said. “That’s just like an Amber Alert but it would be put in place for senior adults, or adults of any age that are affected with cognitive impairment in an instance that they were to go missing.”
These students are members of Nursing 312, an independent gerontology course at the college.
“We are currently talking about Alzheimer’s, dementia, and this is something we felt would be a good professional advocacy for us to participate in,” Hunter said.
The Silver Alert bill would push for more training for law enforcement officers, and anyone, who helps search for a missing person with Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Read more at WHNT-TV.