FERRIER FILES: Family talks about Davidson County officer who mysteriously disappeared
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
John Brewer did not quietly disappear.
He made a noisy exit, but why then is there just nothing to go on?
John Brewer was a respected captain in the Davidson County Sheriff's Department. He had a great career, but mental illness caught up with him.
He thought he was a U.S. Marshall and tried to arrest a neighbor he thought was a fugitive.
Finally, things made sense to his daughter Lynda Brewer.
“We were estranged for a while but he is still my dad," Lynda said. "The older I get, I realize the estrangement and the problems we had were because of his mental health."
John Brewer went from a mental health institute to a halfway house on Jefferson Street.
On May 8, 2013, he called a cab and got into it. The halfway house says they immediately reported him missing, and in violation of probation.
Brewer than went to community bank in Pegram and took out exactly $500 dollars.
“He had thousand in the bank that’s what I don't understand," Lynda said. "He only took out 500 dollars and he caused such a ruckus that they closed his account."
Lynda Brewer has been handing out flyers with a photo of her dad. She has also started a Facebook page. Missing: John Adam Brewer Jr.
“Now if he got out of that cab and walked away, okay," Lynda said. "But if he didn't, if that cab driver did something to him, I want justice. He deserves it."
Brewer would be 74 now and with no money. It feels impossible that he would survive, but for Lynda Brewer that's okay.
What's not okay is that it ended like this with so many unanswered questions.
Metro Nashville Police say because he went missing in Cheatham County so it is a Cheatham County case.