Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy John Norsworthy succumbs to injuries sustained in car accident, when his patrol car left roadway and struck a tree.

We have lost another law enforcement officer. According to Officer Down Memorial Page, sheriff’s  deputy John Norsworthy of the Fort Bend County, TX, succumbed to injuries sustained in an car accident on December 27, 2010.

He was en route to backup another officer on a traffic stop when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree near the intersection of FM 762 and Benton Road. Deputy Norsworthy was trapped in his vehicle for almost an hour before rescue crews could free him. He was flown to a hospital in Houston where he remained until succumbing to his injuries. Deputy Norsworthy had served with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office for two years and had previously served with the Rosenberg Police Department. Source: Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Deputy Norsworthy. This is such a tragedy.