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.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

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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Sgt. Desfosses,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norton. I’m originally from Massachusetts and have a friend who lives in Norton and he speaks very highly of you. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 13, 2022

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