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,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

United States Border Patrol

June 20, 2022

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