A routine, preventive check-up led to a three-hour
surgery last Thursday for Platte County Sheriff
Richard Dick Anderson.
During an exam on Wednesday, Anderson learned
from his physician that he was in need of double-bypass
Anderson underwent the three-hour surgery at
Saint Lukes Hospital on the Plaza in Kansas
City the following day. He hadn't suffered from
any kind of heart ailment.
According to designated acting Sheriff Paul Carrill,
Anderson was expected to be released from the
hospital on Monday of this week.
Hes doing very well and is recuperating
faster than the doctors expected, said Carrill.
Carrill, who is a captain for the sheriffs
department, will remain in charge for the length
of Andersons absence.
If there are any inquiries regarding Sheriff
Anderson, citizens can contact me at the sheriffs
department, said Carrill.
Anderson and his wife, Wanda, reside in northern
Platte County. He was first elected sheriff in
1996, and was reelected in 2000 and in 2004.