Former Will County Sheriff on the mend after surgery
The family of former Will County Sheriff Paul Kaupas is thanking all well-wishers as he recuperates from a pair of heart attacks that led to quadruple bypass surgery.
“I expect him to be home sometime this week,” the family said in a recent email statement. “We are grateful for all your prayers and good wishes for his recovery. He is blessed to have so many friends and a great guardian ANGEL who is watching over him.”
Kaupas has been hospitalized since falling ill Jan. 9. Not long after that, he suffered a second heart attack, and was transported by ambulance to Loyola University Medical Center, where he later underwent bypass surgery.
“Paul did wonderful and there was no permanent damage to the heart from the two heart attacks,” the family added in the statement. “He was eating the day after.”
According to the Herald-News, Kaupas served 43-years in law enforcement, 12 as sheriff, before retiring in 2014. While with the department, the former Marine veteran worked as a patrol deputy, on an undercover drug unit and was on the SWAT team for two decades.