Deputy City Marshal Robert L. Normand

Deputy City Marshal Robert L. Normand

Burbank Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, July 30, 1920

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Robert L. Normand

Deputy City Marshal Normand was shot and killed when he and a constable stopped a suspicious at the intersection of Third Street and Tujunga Avenue.

Deputy Marshal Normand had observed three men driving the vehicle at night with its lights off and requested assistance from the constable to stop it. Both officers were shot and Marshal Normand succumbed to his wounds.

The occupants of the vehicle were transporting illegal liquor at the time. Two men were apprehended and sentenced to life in prison. The 28-year-old gunman died in San Quentin Prison on January 17th, 1939.

Deputy Marshal Normand had served with the Burbank Police Department for almost 6-1/2 years.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 6 years, 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

traffic stop

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your memory and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 30, 2020

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