Joseph Kiersey was found, is safe and has been reunited with his family, the Polk Sheriff’s Office reported shortly after 5 p.m. today. The Silver Alert has been canceled.

SILVER ALERT: Joseph Kiersey, 82, diagnosed with advanced Alzheimer’s, was reported missing. He left home, 3361 Merlot Dr., 8:45 a.m. in a 2001 white Ford Ranger (Fla. tag Y50NVQ). Clothing: plaid shirt, faded black shorts, white shoes. If you see him, call 863-298-6200. #lkld

— Lkld Now (@LkldNow) August 3, 2018

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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