Policeman Alex Norris

Policeman Alex Norris

Beaufort Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1941

Alex Norris

Policeman Alex Norris was shot and killed by a night watchman whom he had stopped for drunk driving.

Before succumbing to his wound, Policeman Norris made a death-bed statement to his family not to harm the man who shot him, as the man was suffering from a terminal illness.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Norris' murder and sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison.

Policeman Norris had served with the Beaufort Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and son.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 31, 1941
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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On behalf of the men and women of the Beaufort Police Department and the Beaufort community, we thank you for your service and sacrifice. Always remembered...

Chief Paul D. Burdette, Jr.
Beaufort Police Department

August 31, 2016

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