Police are asking the public for assistance in finding Police Officer Thomas Shea, 41, of Canton, who was last seen with a friend in Natick on Aug. 16.
Shea was last seen operating his gray 2005 Toyota Avalon, with a Massachusetts Registration of 60MG04. He is described as white, about 165 pounds and 5 feet 10 inches tall. Shea was reported missing to the Canton Police Department on Aug. 26.
Brookline Police said in a press release Monday that Shea has been experiencing financial difficulties recently, and has access to a firearm. He has been a Brookline police officer since 1996. He was reported missing to the Canton police department by his wife.
“We’re just concerned for his health and well-being at this time,” said Brookline Lieutenant Phil Harrington, a spokesman for the department. Shea has not worked since June 28 after suffering an on-duty injury, Harrington said.
Brookline Police said Shea’s family is “understandably very upset” and is asking for privacy.
Anyone with information about Shea’s whereabouts is being asked to call Brookline Police at 617-730-2222 or the Canton Police Department at 781-821-5090.
Information for this article came from Brock Parker, Town Correspondent for boston.com