Brookline Police Search For Missing Officer

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The Brookline Police Department is searching for one of its officers, who has been missing for two weeks.

Brookline Police Lt. Phillip Harrington says 41-year-old Thomas Shea has worked in the department's patrol division since 1996 and was last seen in Natick on Aug. 16.

"When this investigation started last week, the investigation revealed that he was undergoing some financial difficulties," Harrington said. "At this point in time, we're just rather concerned about his health and well-being and we just want to locate him."

The department is following up on reports that Shea was spotted recently in Brighton Center.

Harrington said Shea has been on medical leave due to a work-related injury since June 28. His family reported him missing to the Canton Police Department on Aug. 26, 10 days after he was last seen.

Shea was last seen driving a gray 2005 Toyota Avalon with the Massachusetts license plate 60MG04. Harrington said Shea has access to a firearm.

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