Sullivan County ‘Survivor’ contestant, SRO placed on ventilator due to COVID-19

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SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A local school resource officer who competed on the hit CBS show “Survivor” has been admitted to the intensive care unit with COVID-19.

Family members of Travis Sampson say he was hospitalized in a local ICU unit and placed on a ventilator Tuesday.

Sampson has worked for the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office since 2018. He is currently the SRO at Sullivan Gardens K-8 School.

Sampson was a contestant on “Survivor: Vanuatu” in 2004, the show’s ninth season. He was the sixth person voted out after surviving 12 days on the South Pacific island chain.

Since being on the show, Sampson has used the fame he gained on the show to participate in multiple charitable events. Sampson is married and has four sons.

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