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Sheriff Refutes Rumors of His Death

Posted February 25, 2008

— Phones were ringing Monday at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Hundreds of callers were checking on the condition of Sheriff Pat Green after rumors circulated that he had died.

According to the callers, Green suffered a massive heart attack and died late Sunday.

It's just not true. Green is alive and well with no medical problems. He said he doesn't know how the morbid rumor got started.

"(I've) been screening calls all day that I died overnight of a massive heart attack," Green said. "(I've been) getting calls from florists who were getting orders for flowers."


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  • Dido Feb 25, 2008

    "For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off." Johnny Carson....seriously, I'm happy to hear he's OK

  • lizard Feb 25, 2008

    Pikemom- how else would one see other than visually?

  • blackdog Feb 25, 2008

    ...this actually happened to me years ago. I scared hedubble el out of the guys reading my obit as I walked in.

  • Hatchcover Feb 25, 2008

    The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
    Mark Twain

  • likeisaid Feb 25, 2008

    My sister called and asked me about the sheriff this morning. I didn't take it seriously. Now I am glad I didn't. Well wishes to our Sheriff that he stays healthy.

  • Adelinthe Feb 25, 2008

    Weird! Hoping it's not a soothsayer working overtime.

    Can you just imagine??? Monday mornings aren't bad enough without facing this at the office! ;o)

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • PikeMom4real Feb 25, 2008

    Glad it's just a rumor.He has just opened up a Satellite Office in Youngsville.Finally something taxpayers can "visually" see how their money is spent!