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.