Lansing, MI (WLNS) – Tom Johnson knows about being in tough spots.
He works for the Michigan Department of Corrections and for the past seven years has been a member of the Fugitive Task Force.
And today he’s a COVID-19 survivor.
Johnson caught the coronavirus while escorting a prisoner at McLaren Hospital.
He passed out at the hospital and woke up in Intensive Care.
For 26 days Tom fought. At one point doctors told his family Tom had a 10 percent chance of recovery and brought them in to see him. They thought their last image of Tom was going to be through a glass door.
But ten percent was all Tom needed.
With the support of his two brothers – they are triplets – who are also in law enforcement, Tom recovered.
On Tuesday Tom, surrounded by brothers Ted and Tim, plus more family and friends, left McLaren Hospital and was greeted with a parade of patrol cars.
His message? “Don’t count me out yet,” he said with a laugh.
Welcome home, Tom.