On Monday, November 28, 2011, Rusk County
Sheriff Danny R. Pirtle was evaluated by his physicians and it has been
determined he will require additional surgery due to the fact the wiring of the
sternum has shifted. The surgeon further advised he will be incapacitated
for additional six weeks or longer.
Back in early November, Sheriff Pirtle had bypass surgery
and although the surgery was successful the physicians advised him to enter in
the rehab program to assist him in his recovery. During rehab the complications
with the sternum was discovered.
Upon receiving this information Sheriff Pirtle, his wife and
family decided it was in his best interest to complete his term as Rusk County
Sheriff but he will not be seeking re-election in 2012. With early voting
starting in February, he would not have sufficient time to prepare for the
Sheriff Pirtle's wife, Dolly, would like to say how thankful
she is for all the prayers, phone calls, cards and support they have received
from the citizens of Rusk County. She added, it was very comforting to see how
caring people have been.
Sheriff Pirtle stated, this was a very difficult decision
and he did not make it lightly. He feels very blessed to serve the citizens of
Rusk County. He did his level best to make the Rusk County Sheriff's Office
professional, respectable and accountable. He appreciates all the employees for
being professional and doing an outstanding job. He is asking for the continued
prayers and support during his upcoming surgery and recovery.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 7:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 11:31:48 GMT
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