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Benefit set for hospitalized Blaine County deputy

Blaine and Hill County communities will come together Saturday night for a benefit to help a Blaine County Sheriff's deputy who suddenly came down with a rare heart disease.

Deputy Shaun Guffin is in University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle on an artificial heart machine, awaiting a transplant.

Guffin said he realized something was wrong in February when he started feeling short of breath while walking to his patrol car.

"That was unusual because I can run quite a distance," he said.

He went to a series of hospitals — in Havre, Billings and his hometown of Kalispell — before e...


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