Norton police officer dies after ‘courageous battle’ with COVID-19

"He was a loyal, trusted and dedicated member of this department, holding many positions including Detective Division Commander, shift supervisor, training officer and he commanded the award-winning Norton Police Honor Guard. "
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NORTON, Mass. (WLNE) – The Norton Police Department announced that Detective Sergeant Stephen Desfosses died on Wednesday after a courageous battle with COVID-19.

Chief Brian Clark said Desfosses family members were by his side at the time of his death.

“Detective Sergeant Desfosses proudly and distinctly served the community of Norton for over 30 years.  He was a loyal, trusted and dedicated member of this department, holding many positions including Detective Division Commander, shift supervisor, training officer and he commanded the award-winning Norton Police Honor Guard,” said Clark.

Clark asked the public to take a moment to remember Detective Sergeant Desfosses and keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

Chief Clark said he wanted to thank the community for the amount of support shown to the Desfosses family, and other members of the Norton Police Department during this time.

Arrangements of service will be announced once they are finalized.

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