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North Port police mourn department chaplain

Posted at 10:01 AM, May 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-12 11:23:41-04

NORTH PORT, Fla. — The North Port Police Department is in mourning after the sudden loss of their chaplain.

Michael Saxton passed away after an undisclosed medical event.

The department said in a tweet announcing his passing that Saxton was a retired sergeant with decades of service. He was also a military veteran.

“His loss is shocking and saddening. Our thoughts and love are with his family and friends as we go through this grieving process,” said NPPD Chief Todd Garrison.

A public viewing will be held Monday, May 16 from 4-8 p.m., with funeral to follow Tuesday, May 17 at 11 a.m., at Foundation Church, 13000 Tamiami Trail in North Port.