Aspen native Tommy Clapper suffers heart attack |

Aspen native Tommy Clapper suffers heart attack

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado
Tom Clapper

ASPEN – Aspen native Tommy Clapper is in a Denver hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest Tuesday night while dining at Little Annie’s Eating House.

Clapper, 53, is the husband of Pitkin County Commissioner Patti Kay-Clapper. She said Wednesday morning that she is by his bedside and he is being monitored at University Hospital, where he was airlifted from Aspen Valley Hospital.

Kay-Clapper said she and Clapper were sitting at a table in the dining room of Little Annie’s. She left the table to use the restroom and when she returned, she found Tommy lying on the floor.

Off-duty 911 dispatcher Dawn Weber, who was working at Little Annie’s at the time, immediately administered CPR while paramedics responded to the scene.

Through a press release issued by Pitkin County Wednesday morning, the Clapper family extends their heartfelt thanks for the support being expressed by the community.

Clapper is running for his wife’s commissioner seat this November. Kay-Clapper will be forced out by term limits in November, after three four-year terms as a commissioner.

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