Taken to ICU after not feeling well at event
On Saturday, July 22, while attending a fundraiser for the family of late senior investigator Mark Gilmore and for Deputy Sheriff Michael Schmidt, who is battling cancer, Sheriff Don Smith did not feel well and went to the emergency room at Putnam Hospital Center, where he was admitted, according to a statement by the Sheriff’s Department.
On July 23, doctors sent Smith to Yale-New Haven Hospital by ambulance, where he was placed in the cardiac intensive-care unit. He remained in the hospital as of July 26. The sheriff’s office said Smith was in good spirits and grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Putnam Hospital Center.