Six weeks after surgery, where surgeons at UCSF removed his kidney and placed it in Garrett, Jerran is back to work as of May 1.
Although Jerran started running again a couple of weeks ago, and has been keeping himself more than busy by creating a hydroponic garden, and becoming a beekeeper, starting a new hobby with his 10-year-old son Liam, going back to full time work is a different deal.
“This work stuff is hard!” Jerran half-joked, on the first day in 6 weeks that he had to wear a belt (and a heavy utility belt at that), which cuts right across his scar. As a K-9 rover in the jail, there was a lot of walking with that belt and other equipment rubbing. He had some discomfort but he’s doing great.
Also as a K-9 officer, it was his first day back managing a leash with his 80 pound Chocolate Lab, Koda, at the end of it. That’s a workout for those abs that took a punch from the procedure.
Big thanks to all his brothers and sisters in blue who supported his recovery time by working his shifts without pay. We couldn’t have done it without you!