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Worth Sheriff recovers after heart surgery

By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

Sylvester , GA (WALB) - Sheriff Freddie Tompkins has been moved from intensive care to a private room at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta.

That's where he underwent quintuple bypass surgery Friday.

Co-workers say Tompkins is doing well, and people in Sylvester say he remains in their prayers. 

"Well everybody in the community is very concerned," said Barnyard Creations Owner Barbara Tucker. "There were lots of people in Saturday for Mother's Day and they were all talking about him and hope he is going to be okay. So everybody is concerned."

Sheriff Freddie Tompkins was first elected in 1985.

Deputy Chief Bobby Sapp is temporarily leading the department but says everyone is stepping up to help during Tompkins absence.

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