Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt is recovering at the Mayo Clinic after undergoing a liver transplant.

Traill County Sheriff Steve Hunt is recovering at the Mayo Clinic after undergoing a liver transplant.

KFGO radio reports that Hunt was diagnosed with a genetic liver disease more than a year ago, and it was complicated by cancer and an infection that developed last month.

Wife Shannon Hunt says the transplant surgery was done Nov. 12. She says it saved her husband's life.

Steve Hunt will remain in Rochester, Minnesota, for several weeks undergoing tests to make sure everything is OK. He could be home by Christmas and back on the job by early January.