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Clark sheriff recovering from quadruple bypass surgery

Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. was expected to be released from the hospital Monday, four days after undergoing quadruple bypass surgery.

In a text Monday morning, Perdue said he was feeling “great” and expecting to be discharged later that day.

According to social media posts, the operation happened Friday, and it went well.

I am doing exceptionally well according to my surgeon,” Perdue posted on his Facebook page Sunday. “I was looking at a week in the hospital but now he advises that I’m going home tomorrow if everything goes well tonight. Other than being sore I feel great and I thank everyone for their prayers and warm thoughts. I love my county and the love you have shown myself and my family. All this only through God and you!”

“We are so thankful for the discovery of the arteries that needed to be bypassed so he can start the road to recovery,” Perdue’s daughter Britney Harper posted on Saturday.

Perdue is in his fourth term as sheriff, which followed 25 years with the Winchester Police Department.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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