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Sheriff Leo Dutton

Sheriff Leo Dutton, center

Thom Bridge, Independent Record

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton was recovering in the intensive care unit at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital Wednesday after suffering a heart attack around noon Tuesday.  

Dutton was traveling with deputies to Miles City and began feeling ill around Three Forks and became concerned at Livingston. The deputies and Dutton made a stop, and Dutton was transported by ambulance to Bozeman from Livingston.

The sheriff was diagnosed and had a stent inserted to open the blockage that was causing the medical issue.

Dutton hoped to be moved out of the ICU soon, and possibly released Thursday.

Lewis and Clark County Undersheriff Jason Grimmis said Dutton is in “good spirits, recovering and building strength.”

“He got his sense of humor back, which is always a good sign,” Grimmis said. “He appreciates the thoughts and prayers coming his way, too.”

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