Sergeant Charles Edward Norton

Sergeant Charles Edward Norton

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Charles Edward Norton

Sergeant Charles Norton died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure while on duty.

Sergeant Norton had served with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, two grandchildren, and two sisters.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Charles Norton was a great man and a great example of the type of legacy we all should want to leave. Everyone loved Norton. He was like a father to me. I can still here him starting his conversation with me with "hey son". His death was such a shock to me. I miss him daily. We worked together for years. I never thought that my last time talking to him would be him letting me know he's being admitted to the hospital. 8 just knew he would be right back. Love and miss you sir.

Deputy William McClure
Richmond County Sheriff office/ fellow deputy

December 29, 2020

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