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November 18, 2018

10/25/2018 1:58:00 PM
Elderly Palestine man found after search
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Following an almost two-hour search, an elderly Palestine man was found unharmed at a local residence Tuesday.

Palestine Police Chief Jeff Besing said that Crawford County dispatch received a call from a family that an 84-year-old male family member went missing about 7:21 p.m. The family, who resides in the 200 block of West Market, said that Phillip E. Ogalsbee hadn't been seen for about 30 minutes.

The family was growing worried because Ogalsbee suffers from dementia and Alzheimer's.

The Palestine Police Department requested dispatch activate several local agencies to begin a search pattern for Ogalsbee, with a command center being established at the LaMotte Township Fire Station.

These agencies inclued the Palestine Police Department, LaMotte Township Fire Department, Crawford County Rescue, United Life Care EMS, Crawford County Sheriff's Department and Auxillary, Crawford County EMA, ILEAS Itech #9 Communications trailer, Robinson K-9 Officer Nathaniel Nicklaus and K-9 Dex, Robinson Police Chief Chad Weaver, who provided aerial drone search patterns, Michael Kennedy and his search and rescue dog and Todd Cooper and Floyd Brinkman who coordinated the search detail.

Casey's General Store also provided pizzas for the search teams.

Search teams canvassed all of Palestine and the outlying areas, and picked up a trail when the K-9 dogs were able to track Ogalsbee for a distance but then lost his scent.

The search came to an end about 9:12 p.m. when a family in the 100 block of South Pike returned from the movies and found the missing Ogalsbee in their residence and alerted authorities.

He was checked by ULC personnel and found to be unharmed. He was then returned to his family members.

Chief Jeff Besing would like to express his appreciation to all of the agencies and emergency responders who dedicated their evening searching for the missing male subject. They did an outstanding job.

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