Silver Alert issued for former Lakeland police Deputy Chief

Polk County

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Police have issued a Silver Alert for the former Deputy Chief of the Lakeland Police Department.

Lakeland police say 82-year-old Clarence Grier went missing in Lakeland on Wednesday.

Grier was last seen around 4:30 p.m. in the area of West 8th Street, driving a red Ford F-150 with the Florida tag ID49LX.

Grier is 5 feet 11 inches and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was wearing jeans and a black jacket before he disappeared.

A license plate reader detected Grier’s truck north of Ocala this morning around 5:30 am. Mr. Grier’s family has advised he suffers from Dementia/Alzheimers.

Grier was a Deputy Chief with LakelandPD from 1993 to 1997.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding his whereabouts to call 863-834-6900.


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