Police Officer Norman C. Philbrick

Police Officer Norman C. Philbrick

Auburn Police Department, Maine

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 1949

Norman C. Philbrick

Police Officer Norman Philbrick was directing traffic at the scene of a major structure fire in Auburn when he was struck following the collision of two fire trucks in the intersection of Main Street and Court Street.

The force was so great that the handgun Officer Philbrick was wearing was bent to nearly a ninety-degree angle. To this day, the gun is mounted on a plaque at the police department as a memorial to Officer Philbrick. His badge number was also retired in his honor.

Officer Philbrick had served with the Auburn Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 17

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Auburn Police Department (ME) has never forgotten the ultimate sacrifice of Officer Norman Philbrick. Tomorrow, our officers will be wearing mourning tabs in memory of the day Officer Philbrick was killed on duty. Our prayers continue to go out to his family.

Chief Phil Crowell
Auburn Police Department

July 6, 2018

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