Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, who was experiencing "very mild symptoms" from Covid just days ago, has now been hospitalized, his daughter said on Facebook late Friday night.
"Update on my dad: his symptoms have progressed and he has since been admitted into the hospital," his daughter Tifani posted on his Facebook page.
"He is alert but resting and committed to getting well soon. He is holding strong to his faith. I’m confident that we serve a miracle-working Savior and that all will be well. I ask that you all continue to lift him in prayer and refrain from contacting him directly so that he can get adequate rest. I believe that God will honor our faith."
Original article, Thursday:
Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon has Covid.
"Friends, as many of you may have heard, I recently tested positive for Covid-19," Napoleon posted on Facebook Thursday. "I’m experiencing very mild symptoms; my spirits are high and my faith is strong. As always, I appreciate your prayers and support. To God be the glory!"
Napoleon earlier this year thought he might of have the virus, but his test came up negative.
His brother Hilton Napoleon, ex-chief of Highland Park Police was hospitalized with the virus earlier this year and spent many weeks on a ventilator. Many thought he woudn't make it. "I had a collapsed lung, kidney failure and pneumonia," he told Fox 2 in May.
Napoleon's daughterTiffanbi also posts on Facebook:
"We appreciate your prayers and concern for his well being. I respectfully ask that you all refrain from contacting him at this time, as it is imperative that he get adequate rest and has time to recover. I will do my best to keep you all updated by posting frequent updates."
Napoleon, who ran un-opposed, was just re-elected sheriff.