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.
I'd like to thank everyone for their prayers and kind wishes in the wake of my heart attack yesterday. If all goes well, I hope to be moved out of the ICU today and released from the hospital tomorrow.— LCSO Helena MT (@LCSOHelenaMT) November 29, 2017
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.”