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Senior Corporal Norman Stephen Smith | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Senior Corporal

Norman Stephen Smith

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 6613

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Senior Corporal Norman Smith was shot and killed as he attempted to serve an arrest warrant.

Corporal Smith and several members of the Gang Unit went to a home on Wadsworth Drive in Dallas to service an arrest warrant for aggravated assault. When Corporal Smith knocked on the front door of the home, he was shot and killed.

Members of the Dallas Police SWAT team were able to make entry into the apartment and arrest three suspects, including the suspected shooter. The shooter was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Corporal Smith had served with the Dallas Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Gang Unit; he had previously served with the United States Marine Corps. His murder occurred on the day before this 18th anniversary with the department.

Corporal Smith is survived by his wife, who also serves with the Dallas Police Department, and two children.

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I knew Norm and worked with him out of SE from 1990 until I left Dallas PD for Aurora PD In Colorado in 1994. A big always smiling funny guy. I was so proud when he and his wife came to my farewell party and he announced he had been selected to the gang unit. He was a good guy and a great COP. Good bless you and your loved ones Norm.

Patrol officer David Johnson
Aurora PD Colorado
December 21, 2015


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