“My intestine ruptured last night and I had surgery today. Everything went well,” Burnam said in a Facebook post on Tuesday, June 18. “I will be out 10 – 12 weeks. (Lieutenant) Jimmy Godair will run the office while I am away. If you need anything do not hesitate to call him. I promise I will make up all lost time when I return.”
Godair said that while they’re unsure at the moment exactly how long Burnam will be out, in his absence the Trigg County Sheriff’s Office still has things “under control,” since they still have plenty of people to man the phones and go out on patrols.
“We’ve got a good group of guys here,” said Godair.
On June, 22, Burnam said he was still in the hospital in Nashville, having been diagnosed with diverticulitis. He had gone to the ER that Sunday and was told to come back if it got worse, which it did on Monday, as a CAT scan showed a ruptured intestine, he said.
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