Sheriff Norman Pearson

Sheriff Norman Pearson

Lafayette County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, October 24, 1931

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Norman Pearson

Sheriff Norman Pearson was shot and killed as he and his deputy attempted to arrest a man for illegally transporting liquor. Sheriff Pearson was shot in the stomach several times and died after being transported to a hospital. His deputy was shot in the hand and the suspect was shot and slightly wounded.

The suspect was arrested, tried for murder and sentenced to life. He received a conditional pardon on April 24, 1941.

Sheriff Pearson had served with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office for nearly two years. He was survived by his wife and 10 children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 1 year, 10 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1941

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This is my great-grandfather. Thank you for adding this information. My papa was his youngest child.

Kendall Pearson
Great granddaughter

June 28, 2020

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