By CBSBoston.com Staff

NORTON (CBS) – Norton residents lined streets in town to give a final salute to Detective Sgt. Stephen Desfosses who died from COVID-19 last week. Desfosses served Norton for 30 years, was the honor guard commander and trained officers for the department.

A funeral with full police honors was held at St. Mary’s Church in Norton, but there was limited space so those wishing to pay their respects lined the streets as the funeral procession passed.

Police line up outside St. Mary’s Church in Norton for Sgt. Stephen Desfosses’ funeral (WBZ-TV)

Desfosses leaves behind his wife and four children. He is the fourth Massachusetts police officer to die from COVID-19.

A GoFundMe page for his family has raised more than $130,000.

CBSBoston.com Staff