Mr. Norton was a deputy for the Ford County Sheriff’s Office since 2019. He started his law enforcement career in 2009 at the Rossville Police Department. In 2011, he transferred to the Paxton Police Department part-time, then in 2013 became a full-time patrol officer. He had also served the communities of Onarga and Gilman.
Mr. Norton was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and was a Cherokee Nation citizen.
He is survived by his father, his longtime girlfriend, and her children.
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