Sheriff's Deputy dies of H1N1 complications

Posted by Christi Reynard email

PREBLE COUNTY, OH (FOX19) - A Preble County Sheriff's Captain is the latest to die of complications with the H1N1 virus.  38-year-old Captain Michael Thornsberry, a 15 year veteran of the Sheriff's Office, died Sunday.

Captain Thornsberry initially fell ill on about October 20th, with what was believed to be pneumonia. In the days that followed, Captain Thornsberry's condition worsened, and on Sunday October 25th he was taken to Reid Hospital in Richmond by ambulance and later that same evening, taken by air care to Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis, IN., broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

In the weeks that followed admission to the hospital, Captain Thornsberry was diagnosed with both viral and bacterial pneumonia, as well as the H1N1 virus.

Captain Thornsberry is survived by his wife Michelle, and daughters Faith and Ally Grace.

Information on services for Captain Thornsberry will be announced in the coming days.

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