Patrolman Norman Lee Read

Patrolman Norman Lee Read

Saraland Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, December 13, 1959

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Norman Lee Read

Patrolman Read was shot and killed while responding to assist other officers as a prisoner attempted to escape from the police department. The prisoner shot Patrolman Read with a shotgun he had gained control of at the police station. The suspect was shot and killed by a dispatcher moments later.

Patrolman Read was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Norman is my Grandfather. He was killed in the line of duty when my Dad was 16 or 17, so I never got to meet him. I heard about him from my Dad before my Dad died. He was a very handsome man. I saw pictures. I would love to talk to anyone who knew him.
Cheryl Read Bennett

Cheryl Bennett

August 7, 2012

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