Deputy back on force after lung transplant, 42 grueling fitness exams

MY NBC 5 | Lee Anne Denyer 

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. — Clinton County Sheriff's Deputy Aaron Heroux made a promise to himself years ago. And it was a promise he intended on keeping. "It's so good to be back," he said. 

Clinton County Sheriff David Favro welcomed him back to the force Tuesday morning in Plattsburgh.Heroux has been tested, literally and figuratively, over the last three years. He's been met with challenge after challenge, but he overcame them all.

It took Heroux 42 attempts to overcome his final task in getting back to work: a running exam."I made a promise to myself the very day that I retired, or stopped working, that I was going to be back in uniform," he said. "You just don't break a promise you give to yourself not when it's something this, something that truly means something to you." Continue reading

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