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2013-05-30 / Front Page

Sheriff Rodney Meyer recovers from Heart Surgery

Lee County Sheriff Rodney Meyer continues to recuperate following a quadruple bypass last Thursday afternoon.

What was originally diagnosed as acid reflux turned out to be something a whole lot more serious, after doctors performed a stress test on the Sheriff Monday, May 20.

“At first, they thought they could correct any blocked arteries with a balloon treatment, but when they tried to do that, my doctor found that more drastic measures would be needed,” said Sheriff Meyer, who was in good spirits and walking down the hall of the hospital a day after the surgery.

“I am grateful for the doctors and nurses at the Med Center,” said Meyer. “I am also very grateful to my staff at the department. Chief Deputy Lapham is doing a great job taking over the lead position, and everyone else at the department is really working hard to keep the residents of Lee County safe and secure. I can’t begin to say how great everyone has been and how proud I am of each of them.”

Meyer was treated at the College Station Medical Center and was released on Tuesday. He will continue to recuperate for the next several weeks before returning full time to the Sheriff’s Department.

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