Sheriff’s Office Mourns Death of Former State Attorney, Longtime Friend Norm Wolfinger

By  //  January 6, 2016

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served 28 years as State Attorney

State Attorney Norm Wolfinger passed away late Tuesday evening after battling an extremely aggressive form of cancer.

State Attorney Norm Wolfinger passed away late Tuesday evening after battling an extremely aggressive form of cancer.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – On behalf of the 1,500 men and women of our agency we offer our condolences to the family of former State Attorney Norm Wolfinger who passed away late Tuesday evening after battling an extremely aggressive form of cancer.

Mr. Wolfinger served seven terms (28 years) as State Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit covering a population of nearly 1 million people across Brevard and Seminole County.

He also honorably served our Nation in the United States Army beginning in 1968.

After returning home from Vietnam, Norm attended and graduated from the University of Florida’s Law School in 1973 and then moved to Brevard County where he began his career as an Assistant State Attorney.

Mr. Wolfinger also served as the Chief Assistant Public Defender for 3 years until being elected to his first term as our State Attorney in 1985. Norm retired from service to our community in 2012 as he proudly supported now State Attorney Phil Archer in taking over the reins of the State Attorney’s Office.

Norm was a dear friend and mentor to many of central Florida’s attorneys, law enforcement officers and community leaders. He was a champion of the entire criminal justice community and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all!

Please keep his wife Janie, children Amy and Rob, his two grandchildren and the Brevard / Seminole County State Attorney’s Office in your thoughts and prayers!

– Sheriff Wayne Ivey


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