RUSK COUNTY — Rusk County Sheriff Danny R. Pirtle has returned to his job duties. Back in November, 2011, Sheriff Pirtle had successful heart by-pass surgery, and a month later, he underwent a second surgery when the doctors discovered a shift in his sternum. This surgery set him back for two more months, and that was when he and his family made the decision to not run for re-election in 2012. Sheriff Pirtle is doing well and is thankful he is able to return and fulfill his commitment to the term which he was elected.
Sheriff Pirtle stated, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued prayers and support during this trying time. It has been an uphill battle and I will recover completely. May God bless you all.”
Information from Rusk County Sheriff's Office