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Chief Deputy Austin Garrett Offers Update on Sheriff Hammond’s Condition


To keep the public and the media up to date on Sheriff Jim Hammond’s condition, Chief Deputy Austin Garrett is offering the following statement:

“Sheriff Jim Hammond is still receiving treatment for COVID-19 at a local medical facility under the recommendation of his physician.

Sheriff Hammond’s condition continues to improve, but his oxygen levels and breathing will continue to be monitored. He will begin treatment for his lungs today.

We want to thank the community for the continuous outpouring of thoughts and prayers for the Sheriff as he recovers.”

No further details are available at this time.

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