Deputy who was on ventilator, battling COVID-19 gets police escort on return home

Deputy who was on ventilator, battling COVID-19 gets police escort on return home
The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office posted video of Deputy Dexter Ladson receiving a police escort to his home on Friday afternoon. (Source: OCSO)

ORANGEBURG COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - An Orangeburg County deputy who was on a ventilator for weeks battling COVID-19 has returned home after beating the virus.

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office posted video of Deputy Dexter Ladson receiving a police escort to his home on Friday afternoon.

According to the sheriff’s office, Ladson returned home after a serious illness that left him hospitalized for nearly three months.

“We were thrilled to bring our brother home,” officials with the sheriff’s office said.

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