A Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office sergeant is heading home 150 days after being admitted into an area hospital for COVID-19.
The sheriff’s office shared a photo of Sgt. Charles Warren leaving the hospital after fighting the virus.
Warren has spent nearly 150 days in the hospital, during which time he was placed on a ventilator, coded several times, according to the sheriff.
The sheriff said Warren was transferred to the Baton Rouge Rehab Hospital and is scheduled for release Wednesday around 11 a.m.
“Warren’s family and friends will be gathered outside of the Rebab Hospital cheering him on as he will be released to begin the next phase of his recovery journey…. from HOME!!!!! We couldn’t be more happy or proud,” the sheriff’s department said in a Facebook post.
The department said Warren is a retired veteran with four deployments and spent the last 29 years in law enforcement.
Warren was called a true hero by the sheriff.