Corporal Carl Joel Norris

Corporal Carl Joel Norris

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, March 2, 1983

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Carl Joel Norris

Corporal Carl Norris was killed when his cruiser was struck by a tractor trailer in the 1400 block of North Stemmons Freeway

He was working the scene of a four car accident and was sitting in his cruiser at the time. The tractor trailer swerved to avoid the traffic backup and clipped the police car, spinning it around. The trailer then tipped over onto the car, crushing it.

Corporal Norris had been with the Dallas Police Department for 21 years and was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 1773

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

accident scene

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Cpl. Norris,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 2, 2023

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