Don served at Barrie DHQ, Bradford, Port McNicoll, Orangeville, Bond Lake, Vandorf, Orillia and Huntsville Detachments, Perth DHQ, Belleville DHQ, Staff Relations Branch and Career Management Branch before retiring as an Inspector from Mount Forest DHQ on June 30, 1983. Don is survived by his spouse, Marjorie and his son, retired OPP Sergeant Jeff Oerton, Nottawasaga Detachment.