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Police Officer Artis Lee Norris

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1979

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Reflections for Police Officer Artis Lee Norris

Officer Norris, your life was taken for one of the stupidest reasons. The fate of your murderer is not listed here, but we can only hope he faced true justice for his/her crimes, if not in this life, then in the next.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be in peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 11, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 11, 2010

Officer Norris,
On today, the 29th anniversary of your murder, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

July 11, 2008

Officer Norris your work on this Earth as we know it is now done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 28, 2008

Thankyou sir for your service and sacrifice. You are a hero who will not be forgotten.

POLICE OFFICER 9TH DISTRICT
PHILA PA

February 8, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 24, 2008

Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 11, 2007

God Bless you, Officer Norris. You are not forgotten and are in my daily prayers. Thank you for all your dedication and sacrifices in protecting the people of Philly. God Bless you as you cntinue to sleep in God's Love.
Respectfully,
Kathi halligan Phila Pa wife and mom of LEO'S

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia PA

May 14, 2007

Never forgotten.


Delaware State Police

August 22, 2006

Sweet sleep Sir.

July 11, 2006

Rest In Peace

July 2, 2006

Officer Norris, you are not forgotten

July 11, 2005

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