A Bristol County police officer has sadly lost his battle with COVID-19.
The Norton Police Department issued a statement this evening regarding Detective Sergeant Stephen Desfosses.
“It is with great sadness that Chief Brian Clark and the members of the Norton Police Department announce the passing of Detective Sergeant Stephen Desfosses after a courageous battle with Covid 19. Members of his family were by his side when he peacefully passed.
“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.
“Please take a moment to remember Detective Sergeant Desfosses and keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
“We thank the community for the outpouring of support shown to the Desfosses family and the members of the police department during this difficult time.
“Notification of arrangements of services will be made when they are finalized.
“Please allow his family privacy during this difficult time.”