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Detective Norman Lewis Eddy, Jr.

Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, May 25, 1989

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Reflections for Detective Norman Lewis Eddy, Jr.

Norman Eddy was a 2nd dad to me growing up in Fort Lauderdale. Endless days and nights his family took care of me. My sense of being a man was shaped by my experiences and time spent with them. It touches me deeply to see these responses after soooooo many years. -love you all-...

Don Dahlgren

August 13, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 25, 2015

I never got to meet norman cause my grandpa died before I was born but from the stories I hear he was a hero and I my mom which was his daughter says I'm just like him and I hope one day I can meet him


July 1, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to ret in peace Detective.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 25, 2012

Rest in Peace, Detective Eddy. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-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. What a delightful reflection your friend left for you and I bet he is right, you are being hailed Eddy by heaven's children.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 25, 2010

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007




September 20, 2007

I was working as the Sergeant in charge of the Juvenile Services Unit of FLPD. We had posted an opening for a detective position. One day, Norm Eddy walked into my office and asked if he could talk to me. FLPD is a relatively large agency and I had never laid eyes on him before, or even heard of him. Norm proceeded to tell me that he was the guy I was looking for for the vacant detective posiition. Keep in mind that he had never even submitted a letter of intent, so that was news to me. But in the next half hour, Norm convinced me that he was indeed the best guy for the job. He was smart, confident, had command presence, and knew the street people. I gave him the job and never regretted it. Norm had worked the black section of the city, and everyone knew him there. He was a legend they called "Eddy." I was with him on more than one occasion, crusing the streets. Kids would spot him and wave at the car, yelling "Eddy, Eddy, Eddy!" Norm would always stop and talk to them, give them candy, tell them to stay in school. He had more snitches than McDonalds has Happy Meals. Nothing happened in the Northwest section that Norm didn't know about. What he didn't know about was the fire in the Everglades the night he flew back from an investigative trip in the police aircraft. I think he was in Talahassee or Jacksonville, I don't remember exactly. Black smoke roiled thousands of feet into the air and Air One, piloted by Officer Frank Mastreangelo, flew into it. Flying blind they went into a Dead Man's Spiral and crashed into the 'Glades. I was on vacation in San Francisco with my wife when I got the call. I couldn't believe it. I still can't. Anyone who knew Norm will tell you that he was like a force of nature, a powerful personality who couldn't be stopped. Until May 25, 1989, that is. I believe that as he patrols the streets of heaven kids are following him, calling, "Eddy, Eddy, Eddy!" I know he stops to talk with them.

Captain James T. Farley, Retired
Ft. Lauderdale PD

February 8, 2007

Time goes passed but you are still remembered .Thank you for your service.

May 25, 2006

Rest in peace

Det. A. Johnson

February 17, 2006

Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Special Officer
ISU Public Safety (ID)

November 19, 2004

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