Detective Sergeant Stephen R. Desfosses

Detective Sergeant Stephen R. Desfosses

Norton Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, January 13, 2021

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Stephen R. Desfosses

Detective Sergeant Stephen Desfosses died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 during a confirmed exposure while on duty.

Sergeant Desfosses had served with the Norton Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge S4

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 8, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Stephen died in the line of duty.

To the Desfosses family, fellow officers, and all who call Stephen beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support. I hope that you continue to receive that same kind of support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Stephen gave to his community and the residents of Massachusetts and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 13, 2021

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