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Correction Officer who survived 6 mo. battle with COVID to receive retirement shield

Retiring while in the hospital with COVID-19, Officer Heaton to formally receive Retired Shield from Sheriff Toulon

Today, Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr., our executive staff and immediate family were in attendance as Retired Correction Officer Timothy Heaton received his Retired Shield.

Officer Heaton served the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years until a nearly six-month battle with COVID-19 which he miraculously recovered from last Spring. Officer Heaton was hospitalized with severe COVID-19 complications in September 2021 and spent over 160 days in Stony Brook Hospital, finally being released in March 2022. During his battle, he missed many milestones including his retirement from the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office and becoming a grandfather.

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