Fort Bend County - Deputy J.D. Norsworthy Lawsuit.
Fort Bend County, Texas is suing the widow and children of a sheriff's deputy who died five years ago in the line of duty.
Deputy J.D. Norsworthy was critically injured December 27, 2010, after swerving to avoid traffic on his way to back up a fellow officer. He hit a tree on FM 762 near Benton Road and flipped his patrol car. Days later, he died.
According to the suit, Fort Bend claims it "has been deprived" and "is entitled to the first monies paid by any third party." It lists that amount at nearly $300,000.
IF YOU ARE A FORT BEND COUNTY TEXAS TAX PAYER, PLEASE SIGN THIS PETITION ASKING THE COUNTY TO DROP THIS LAWSUIT.