Officer Sherrold H. Gorton

Officer Sherrold H. Gorton

Norwalk Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, June 20, 1962

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Sherrold H. Gorton

Officer Sherrold Gorton was struck and killed by the driver of an 18-ton dump truck when he was backing up on Richards Avenue and Route 1.

Officer Gorton was directing traffic when he was struck. He was transported to Norwalk Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Officer Gorton had served with the Norwalk Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Officer Gorton, it has been 61 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices that you and too many others have made for us. Thank you for your service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 21, 2023

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