Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon 'making small improvements every day' in COVID-19 battle

Benny Napoleon
Posted at 1:11 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 13:11:49-05

Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon is 'making small improvements every day' in his COVID-19 battle, according to a Facebook post update from his daughter.

Tiffani Jackson wrote Wednesday afternoon, thanking the community for their support for her father.

"My dad is still on the ventilator but in stable condition," her post reads. She asked for continued prayers and noted that doctors say the recovery process cannot be rushed.

Napoleon was admitted to the hospital a few weeks ago. He originally tested negative on Nov. 13, according to a statement from the department. But on Nov. 17, the Sheriff had a rise in temperature and had a second test, where he tested positive.

Napoleon's brother, former Highland Park Police Chief Hilton Napoleon, spent 71 days in the intensive care unit after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Their family has lost six loved ones to COVID-19.

Read the full Facebook post below: