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Toronto's top cop expected back at work after kidney transplant

Last Updated Dec 4, 2017 at 5:58 am EDT

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders attends the beginning of the Toronto Caribbean Carnival's grand parade in Toronto on July 30, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders is expected to be back on the job Monday, two months after undergoing a kidney transplant.

In a tweet, Sgt. Darla Tannahill wrote: “I LOVE Mondays!!! Especially when it’s a Monday where @TorontoPolice Chief @marksaunderstps is returning to work!”

Saunders, 55, underwent the transplant on Oct. 2 after receiving the kidney from his wife, Stacey.

The chief had earlier revealed that he was living with just one kidney, but it was starting to fail. Fortunately, his wife was a match, and the operation seems to have been a success.

Saunders and his wife appeared at the annual Chief’s Gala in support of Victims Service Toronto two weeks ago — their first public appearance since the surgery.

Deputy chief James Ramer had been filling in for Saunders during his recovery.