Winn Parish sheriff’s condition improves after testing positive for COVID-19

Sheriff Crandford Jordan and his wife are receiving treatment for COVID-19.
Sheriff Crandford Jordan and his wife are receiving treatment for COVID-19.(Source: Louisiana Sheriff Association)
Published: Sep. 29, 2020 at 8:27 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2020 at 4:39 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The health conditions for Winn Parish Sheriff Cranford Jordan have improved after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

We reported on Tuesday, September 29 that both Sheriff Jordan and his wife Dianne were fighting the virus. We have learned that Sheriff Jordan was taken off a ventilator later that evening. His condition is currently improving, and he is less sedated as he rests at Rapides Regional Hospital.

Dianne Jordan, who is in quarantine at home, wants to thank people for all the prayers, cards, and food they’ve been sending her.

Sheriff Jordan is now breathing on his own, the police jury president says.

According to Winnfield Mayor, George Moss, before testing positive, Sheriff Jordan had been working tirelessly in the community following the destruction from Hurricane Laura.

“He’s a great leader, great sheriff,” Mayor Moss said. “He’s been a calming force and a good source of leadership.”

Hurricane Laura knocked out power for much of Winn Parish and caused widespread damage. Sheriff Jordan helped coordinate much of the parish’s recovery efforts.

“Our thoughts and prayers go with his family and may they be strong during this time,” he said. “The whole community and the whole parish is with him.”

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