Patrolman Norval J. Wright

Patrolman Norval J. Wright

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 17, 1953

Norval J. Wright

Patrolman Norval Wright was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route from the police station to his patrol area. His motorcycle crashed when it struck a patch of gravel near North and Bigalow streets at approximately 3:00 pm.

Patrolman Wright had served with the Peoria Police Department for nearly seven years. He was survived by his wife, two children and parents.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years, 9 months
  • Badge 472

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Officer Wright and his family were my neighbors in Peoria, Illinois and I played with his son when we were in grade school. He was killed when I was 12 years old and we were saddened by his death. He was a great person and I remember him well. I now live in Michigan and do not get back to Peoria, Illinois often, but every time I drive on Hamilton Blvd. near Bigelow St, and see the monument memorializing him, I say a prayer. Rest in Peace Officer Wright.

Jerry W. Leman

November 8, 2018

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