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Lawton mayor expects quick recovery

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LAWTON, Okla._ Lawton Mayor, Fred Fitch said he's planning on a swift and speedy recovery after he was hospitalized Friday after suffering a mild heart attack.

A spokesperson for Comanche County Memorial Hospital confirmed Monday Mayor Fitch was admitted Friday for a non-life-threatening condition.

The hospital said he was expected to be discharged soon while his doctors added he was responding well to treatment.

Fitch also released a statement thanking people for their concerns.

"I am very fortunate that I sought medical care quickly, and was able to get treated for my medical condition before it had long-term serious side effects. I look forward to a fast and full recovery," said Fitch.

Mayor Pro Tem Doug Wells will serve as acting mayor until Fitch returns, which could be several weeks.

Mayor Fitch also had undergone foot surgery last week, and was already scheduled to be out for some time while he recovered from the procedure.

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