PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – The Calvert County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Sheriff’s Deputy Cpl. James Norton has been recognized as Calvert County Government’s November 2021 Employee of the Month.

Cpl. Norton was honored December 14, 2021 at the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) meeting for his courage and actions that provided life saving measures.

Commissioner Steven Weems, Commissioner Christopher Gadway, Cpl. James Norton, Commissioner Kelly McConkey and Commissioner Mike Hart.

On Saturday, Oct. 16, a vehicle drove off the boat launch at Fishing Creek Marina and began sinking with the driver still inside. Cpl. James Norton, responded to the scene along with other Sheriff’s Office deputies. Norton immediately began rescue efforts. He was able to help the driver exit the vehicle and get her to a nearby bulkhead. Shortly after the successful rescue, the vehicle completely submerged in the creek. A life was saved because of Cpl. Norton’s quick thinking and courageous actions.

Thank you Cpl. Norton for your heroic actions and your service to our community!