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Patrolman Norman Lee Read | Saraland Police Department, Alabama Saraland Police Department, Alabama


Norman Lee Read

Saraland Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Sunday, December 13, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Read was shot and killed while responding to assist other officers as a prisoner attempted to escape from the police department. The prisoner shot Patrolman Read with a shotgun he had gained control of at the police station. The suspect was shot and killed by a dispatcher moments later.

Patrolman Read was survived by his wife and two children.

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Norman is my Grandfather. He was killed in the line of duty when my Dad was 16 or 17, so I never got to meet him. I heard about him from my Dad before my Dad died. He was a very handsome man. I saw pictures. I would love to talk to anyone who knew him.
Cheryl Read Bennett

Cheryl Bennett
August 7, 2012


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