Missing Man Found Safe

Daniel Prince

Man located in Marion, NC

An elderly Union man reported missing to the Union Public Safety Department was found safe in North Carolina. On Tuesday, Sgt. Lee was dispatched to 102 Scott Street. Lee spoke to the man’s daughter, who stated she had not heard from her father, identified as 79-year-old Dennis Gallimore, since 5 p.m. that day. She stated he had left on Monday and told her he was going to North Carolina. She stated he called her Tuesday and told her he was lost and thought he was in Spartanburg. She stated Gallimore has dementia and his cell phone was no longer working.

The woman remembered Gallimore saying something about Marion and that he had seen a Rose’s, CVS, and Auto Zone. Lee and the woman looked up Marion, NC, and found the town has all three businesses close to one another. Lee contacted the Marion Police Department and had them check the area. Lee was later contacted by an officer, who stated he had found Gallimore. He gave the officer’s number to the daughter and had her contact the officer regarding getting Gallimore.

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