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Silver Alert Success Story: 85-Year-Old Oklahoma Man Found Safe in Texas

On January 13, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 85-year-old Howard Laverne Scott. Scott went missing in Nowata, Oklahoma; and was later found safe 300 miles away in Monatgue County, Texas.


Nowata Police issued a Silver Alert for an elderly gentleman who was reported missing.

Officials say 85-year-old Howard Laverne Scott was last seen on a surveillance video leaving a convenience store at 5:40 p.m. Saturday.

He was driving a black Ford F-150 King Ranch truck with a tan stripe on the bottom and an old rocking chair in the bed of the truck.The tag on the vehicle is OK #GLZ-143. The truck was last seen headed southbound on Highway 169.

Scott is five-feet, eight inches tall, weighs about 178 pounds, has blue eyes and salt and pepper hair.Police say the man suffers from dementia, which has been getting worse over the past few weeks.Officers say Scott was last seen wearing blue overalls and a maroon cowboy shirt.

Nowata police say 85-year-old Howard Scott has been found safe in Texas.


Oklahoma Man Honored as Silver Alert Advocate

Ninety-year-old James Crowder of Oklahoma City was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from Ed Lake, director of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services.

Crowder was born Dec. 23, 1927. Crowder joined the National Active & Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) in October of 1988 and the AARP. Crowder is currently an office supervisor for the Oklahoma Alliance on Aging and contributes articles regularly for the OAOA newsletter.

Crowder told The Oklahoman about his advocacy of Silver Alert legislation in the Sooner State.

“I often discover in talking with them that there are certain things in their lives that could be made better by a change in our legislation,” he said. “The ‘Silver Alert’ legislation was one of these. One of our members in the Oklahoma Silver Haired Legislature realized the plight of seniors who wander far from home and we needed legislation to garner attention so they could be led to safety and their lives could be saved,” he stressed.


Silver Alert Success Story: 85-year-old Arkansas Woman Found in Oklahoma

On January 4, 2018, a Silver Alert was issued for 85-year-old Gervadine Bradley. Bradley went missing in West Fork, Arkansas and was found safe 130 miles away in Henryetta, Oklahoma.

From KHBS-TV News 40/29:

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said Gervadine Bradley has been located.

Officials tell 40/29 News Ms. Bradley was found with a family member in Henryetta, Okla.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said officials in Oklahoma checked on Ms. Bradley and said she is doing fine.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Silver Alert for a missing woman from West Fork.

Gervadine T. Bradley has been missing since the afternoon of Friday, December 29, 2017. She is 85 years old, is 5’4″ and weighs about 120 pounds. She has gray hair and blue eyes.

Gervadine’s family was planning to put her in a nursing home. Terry Lynn Bradley, one of her sons, may have driven her away from her home, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Terry has not been answering his phone and the rest of the family doesn’t know where he is, according to the sheriff’s office. Gervadine takes medication and her family isn’t sure if she has it with her. She suffers from dementia.

Terry and Gervadine may be traveling in a 2001 Gold Toyota Truck with an expired tag reading 959 ONT. The truck bed may have miscellaneous items covered with tarps or blankets.