Police searching for missing Texas man

Staff Report
Thomas Edward Thornton has been reported missing. Those with information as to his whereabouts should contact the Tyler County Sheriff's Department.

Thomas Edward Thorton, of Tyler, TX, is currently missing and agencies from both Texas and Louisiana are asking people to come forward with any information as to his whereabouts. The following is a Missing Senior Alert released by the Texas Silver Alert Network:

"The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office is searching for Thomas Edward Thornton, diagnosed with a cognitive impairment, White, Male, 72 years old, Height 5’ 07”, Weight 255 lbs., Grey Hair, Blue Eyes, wearing Military Veteran baseball cap, unknown shirt, and blue jeans. The senior citizen was last seen at 2:30 PM, on 03/24/2021 at 643 Sabine Street, Hemphill, TX in a Silver, 2017 Ford Edge with TX License Plate NJJ8580. Law enforcement officials believe this senior citizen’s disappearance poses a credible threat to their own health and safety. If you have any information regarding this missing senior citizen, contact the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office at 409-283-2172."