Officer Charles Richard Norred

Officer Charles Richard Norred

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1971

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Charles Richard Norred

Officer Charles Norred was killed in an automobile crash while pursuing a burglary suspect on Redan Road.

The patrol car left the roadway at a high rate of speed and struck a utility pole, sheering the patrol car in two. Officer Norred was killed instantly and his partner was critically injured.

The subject was arrested and sentenced to only one year in jail.

Officer Norred had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his expectant wife, parents, sister, niece, and nephew.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 year

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Officer Norred,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeKalb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 8, 2021

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