Fairfax County Police conducted a huge search, with boats checking Lake Anne, near Jackman's home, and dozens of concerned citizens on the lookout for the longtime Reston resident.
Jackman, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, was found the next day in DC. He apparently had driven to Baltimore and then to the District.
Jackman's son is Washington Post reporter Tom Jackman. Even though Tom Jackman has written about public safety for years, he says he learned a lot from the experience, including that searches for missing elderly people are occupying more resources of local law enforcement than ever before.