Shelton Darden Sr.

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 16, 2009

Shelton L. Darden Sr.
NORFOLK—Shelton L. Darden Sr., 61, of the 800 block of Jasmine Ave., died Jan. 10, 2009, in Sentara Leigh Memorial Hospital.
He was born Jan. 21, 1947, in Courtland.
Mr. Darden received his master’s degree from Norfolk State University.
He retired after 37 years of service as assistant chief with the Norfolk Police Department.
During his tenure, he assisted with establishing a recruitment unit for the NPD.
He quickly rose in rank as captain, major and assistant chief.
He served as interim chief from 2002 to 2003. He was a member of the Virginia Chiefs Association and NOBLE.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra C. Darden; one son, Shelton L. Darden Jr.; two sisters, Roxanne Darden and Rosilyn Bryant; five brothers, Wilbert, Horace, Vernon, Kenneth and Timothy Darden; and a host of other relatives and friends.
A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby St. The Rev. Britton Joyner will officiate.
Interment will follow in Helping Hands Cemetery, Courtland.
Family and friends will assemble at the chapel for the service.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home.
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