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Detective Norman Michael Montion | El Paso Police Department, Texas El Paso Police Department, Texas


Norman Michael Montion

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, October 16, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Montion was shot and killed during a shooting spree while on his lunch break. He was at a local business when a former employee walked in and opened fire, striking Detective Montion in the chest. Another employee started struggling with the suspect but was also shot and killed. Although mortally wounded, Detective Montion was able to return fire and kill the suspect. Investigating officers discovered that the man had also murdered his wife prior to the shooting spree.

Detective Montion had served with the agency for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. His son later went on to also serve with the El Paso Police Department.

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Norman was my Foot Patrol partner back in the 80's and was one of the best to have worked with. Still remember those days on the beat in downtown El Paso. He is missed.

Agent in Charge, Retired David P. Ward
US Border Patrol
March 19, 2015


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