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TX Deputy Succumbs to Injuries Sustained In Wreck

TX Deputy Succumbs to Injuries Sustained In Wreck

The Houston Chronicle via YellowBrix

January 04, 2011

FORT BEND, TX – A Fort Bend County sheriff’s deputy who was critically injured during a traffic wreck while on a emergency call late last month died this morning at the hospital.

Deputy John Norsworthy died about 10:30 a.m. at Memorial Hermann Hospital, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.

Funeral arrangements have not been made.

Initial reports indicate another motorist failed to yield right-of-way Dec. 27 to Norsworthy’s patrol car, which was traveling north down FM 762 with its lights flashing and siren blaring.

Norsworthy swerved to avoid a collision, lost control of his squad car and plowed into a ditch, hit a tree and flipped, authorities said.

Norsworthy, who was wearing his seat belt, was trapped underneath his smashed cruiser for an hour. He had to be cut out of the vehicle after inflated airbags were used to upright it. He was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

According to police reports, Norsworthy had been summoned to back up another officer conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle with suspected stolen parts.


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    Sheepdog1

    over 3 years ago

    480 Comments

    RIP brother

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    gman3858

    over 3 years ago

    318 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother

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    revCCBeasley

    over 3 years ago

    2944 Comments

    RIP and Prayers to the Family.

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    dcrump

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    R.I.P. our law enforcement brother!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    God Bless you Brother. May God be with you and your family.

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    johndavidson53

    over 3 years ago

    46 Comments

    Rest in Peace Brother. I pray God's comfort and protection on those left behind.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Rest in Peace. May God Bless and watch over your family during this very hard time.

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    wildsoldier

    over 3 years ago

    1246 Comments

    RIP Brother.. Prayers go out to the family and friends....

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    RIP

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    Rscheiterle

    over 3 years ago

    1822 Comments

    RIP

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    haas014

    over 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    RIP

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    RIP

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Rest in Peace Deputy Norsworthy. Our prayers are for your family, friends & department as they pass thru this time of grief. May God wrap His arms around them all.

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    brandan86

    over 3 years ago

    98 Comments

    RIP officer. I don't understand how people do not see or hear police cars running code.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11354 Comments

    RIP...

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