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Mt. Juliet police officer discovers missing Nashville man and pooch

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Mt. Juliet Police officer Cameron Porter watches over a pooch she found, along with his apparent owner, Sunday night on Lebanon Road. The driver of the car was an elderly man reported missing from Nashville. He and the dog have since been reunited with fa

A Mt. Juliet police officer assisted in locating a missing Nashville man Sunday night.

Mt. Juliet Police Officer Cameron Porter discovered what appeared to be an abandoned SUV on Lebanon Road near North Greenhill Road around 7 p.m., according to MJPD Lt. Tyler Chandler.

When the officer looked to investigate, she found an elderly gentleman and his dog inside the car.

On Tuesday morning, Chandler said the man was "in a confused state due to his medical condition that affects his memory."

When Porter called to ask about the vehicle's registration, she was told the SUV was that of a missing

85-year-old man reported by Metro-Nashville Police five hours earlier as a missing and endangered person, "due to his age and medical condition."

Wilson County Emergency Management Agency came to the scene and transported the man to the hospital.

Porter safely retrieved the dog from the car and then other officers and animal control took over its care until relatives of the man could pick up the pooch.

Chandler said the man was released from the hospital and has since been reunited with family as well.

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