Rusk County deputy up and walking after transplant surgery
Lt. David Marshall recovering from a lung transplant. (Source: KLTV Staff)
DALLAS, TX (KLTV) -
An East Texas law enforcement officer is recovering after a lung transplant last month.
Lieutenant David Marshall with the Rusk County Sheriff's Office is seen in a family video taking his first steps after time in the Intensive Care Unit at a Dallas hospital.
On May 11, a match was found for Marshall, and by the next day he was undergoing lung transplant surgery. He had an additional surgery for bleeding, but came through. Now, less than a month after surgery, he is out of the ICU and walking and talking again. He said his doctors refer to him as a rock star and a model patient.
There's been no shortage of support for the long time officer. Last month a blood drive was held in his honor at the Rusk County Sheriff's Office. Marshall said he is grateful for all of the community support and prayers sent his way. Doctors said he is above the curve both mentally and physically.