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.
With great sadness we report another loss to the NPPD family & to the community. Police Chaplain Michael Saxton has passed away after a sudden medical event. Chaplain Saxton is also a retired Sgt. w/ the Department. Details on services will be announced soon. Love you Mike. pic.twitter.com/nyVTqbrISk— North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) May 11, 2022