Sheriff released from hospital after having crash-related surgery
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August 22, 2013 12:15 AM | 2966 views | 1 1 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Sheriff Neil Warren
Sheriff Neil Warren
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ATLANTA — Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren was released from Grady Memorial Hospital on Wednesday afternoon after undergoing surgery for a fractured vertebra suffered in a car wreck last Thursday.

Warren’s wife, Penny Warren, said the surgeon called the operation a “text- book case” that could not have gone better.

Warren will be recovering at home and is not expected to return to the office for several weeks.

“The care Neil has received at Grady has been excellent,” said Penny Warren. “The doctors, nurses and other staff have been wonderful and have gone out of their way to make Neil comfortable. As a patient, I would rate Neil an eight.”

Penny Warren said in a statement that her husband’s “spirits have been good throughout this whole ordeal and we have both been overwhelmed with the love and support from family, friends, Sheriff’s Office employees, and the citizens of Cobb County.”

Warren’s daughter, Liz Malcom, said the hospital staff was understanding and accommodating to the amount of visitors in and out of Warren’s room.

“His head nurse, Angela, even joked that he was her most popular patient,” Malcolm said. “We could not have asked for better care and really appreciate their hard work.”

The sheriff’s spokeswoman, Nancy Bodiford, said while he has not physically been in the Sheriff’s Office, he has been communicating with the command staff on a daily basis.

Bodiford also said Warren is “truly grateful for the outpouring he and Penny have received over the past week.”

Warren and Chief Deputy Sheriff Milton Beck were traveling south on Interstate 75 when they were involved in a crash last Thursday with a pickup truck hauling a flat-bed trailer.

Warren’s surgery team included CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta as an attending neurosurgeon; Emory Dr. Griffin Baum, a resident neurosurgeonv and Dr. Matthew Gary, chief resident neurosurgeon, Bodiford said.



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August 23, 2013
Wow, a CNN reporter working on a Republican Sheriff. What a sandal.
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