Franklin Officer returns dwelling after COVID-19 battle

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — After a four-month battle with COVID-19, Franklin Police Officer Sean Finn was lastly capable of return dwelling Wednesday.  

Dozens of officers confirmed as much as the Nashville International Airport to welcome Finn dwelling after he was within the hospital for greater than 100 days. He needed to be taken to a hospital in Florida for an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine (ECMO) he wanted. 

After 80 days on that machine and a few intense rehab, he was prepared to return dwelling, however that was no straightforward process. The neighborhood got here along with donations and a non-public jet that went out and received him along with his medical gear. That all value round $17,000, which was all donated. 

News 2 spoke with Finn as he received off of the aircraft and was greeted by fellow legislation enforcement.  

His aircraft landed this afternoon along with his brothers in blue lining the tarmac. 

“Live every day to the fullest because you never know if it could be your last,” Finn mentioned. “I mean I thought I was going into the hospital, was going to get some oxygen, get some fluid. The EMS guys told me that and next thing I know I’m going upstairs and the last thing I remember was going to the ICU and then waking up February 3rd.” 

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A procession of legislation enforcement automobiles led Officer Finn dwelling to his home in Hendersonville. 

“We are so excited we waited for this day for a long time and usually when we do processions it’s not usually the best of ways, so we’re super happy to have him coming home today. We waited a long time for this and we’re all smiles and happy,” Franklin Officer Ryan Howell mentioned.  

Officer Finn will proceed to get better from dwelling and he advised News 2 the intensive remedy he obtained at JFK Hospital allowed him to bypass a rehab facility.  

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