Patrolman Joseph W. Norden

Patrolman Joseph W. Norden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 3, 1954

Joseph W. Norden

Patrolman Joseph Norden was shot and killed by an emotionally disturbed suspect whom he and his partner were escorting from an apartment.

As they descended a staircase, the suspect suddenly grabbed Patrolman Norden's service weapon and fatally shot him and a nurse who was assisting with the transfer. Patrolman Norden's partner returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Norden had served with the New York City Police Department for 5 years, and was assigned to the 104th Precinct. He is survived by his expectant wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 13671

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace hero.

Lt. Jim Russo

December 3, 2017

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