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Patrolman Norvell Ray | East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Norvell Ray

East St. Louis Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, January 25, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 79

Tour: Not available

Badge # 32

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Norvell Ray was shot and killed when he responded to a home where a man had just shot a woman. As Patrolman Ray stepped onto the home's porch he was shot in the head. He attempted to return to his patrol car but collapsed. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was taken into custody by other responding officers. He was convicted of Patrolman Ray's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Ray was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Ray. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 5, 2012

 

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