Former Tupelo police chief found safe



Daily Journal

A former Tupelo police chief who went missing Monday morning has been found safe.

Edward L. Crider, 88, was located at about 10 p.m. Monday in Russellville, Ky., Lee County E-911 shift supervisor Jason Nichols told the Daily Journal. He was safe and his family had been notified.

According to a driving distance website, Russellville is about 284 miles from Tupelo, where Crider had last been seen.

He went went missing after 10 a.m. Monday when he left his house in a dark blue four-door Cadillac Seville, according to TPD Chief Bart Aguirre.

Crider is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, he said.

The Mississippi Highway Patrol issued a Silver Alert for Crider. Law enforcement was informed that the alert was rescinded a little before midnight.

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  • Fed-Up

    GPS? Cell phone?? Hoping now he has some sort of tracking device to secure the familys peace of mind. Thank goodness he was found safe.

  • Guest

    From Tupelo to Selmer, TN then to Adamsville and to Lexington via TN-22 then on to Kentucky? You have to know your way around pretty good to take that route. Seems like a deliberate act to me.

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  • barney fife

    Time to take the car keys away from the old dude.