Deputy Sheriff James Harvey Normand

Deputy Sheriff James Harvey Normand

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1986

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James Harvey Normand

Deputy Sheriff James Normand was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a stranded motorist.

Deputy Normand stopped to assist a motorist who had run off the roadway on McKeithen Drive in Alexandria. While he out of his vehicle, another vehicle, driven by a drunk driver, left the roadway and struck Deputy Normand, killing him.

The suspect was arrest and convicted. He served only one year in prison.

Deputy Normand had served with the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Department for 1.5 years. He was survived by his mother, father, sister and brother.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Served one year in prison

disabled motorist, drunk driver

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Deputy Normand, You are not forgotten by the men and women of the Massachusetts law enforcement community. RIP

Michael Kane
Retired Detective, Boston Police Dept.

January 21, 2024

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