Patrolman Joseph W. Norden

Patrolman Joseph W. Norden

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 3, 1954

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Joseph W. Norden

Patrolman Joseph Norden was shot and killed by an emotionally disturbed suspect whom he and his partner were escorting from an apartment.

As they descended a staircase, the suspect suddenly grabbed Patrolman Norden's service weapon and fatally shot him and a nurse who was assisting with the transfer. Patrolman Norden's partner returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Norden had served with the New York City Police Department for 5 years, and was assigned to the 104th Precinct. He is survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 13671

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Every once in a while, I stop in here to remember your legacy. Although, I never got to meet you,(Mom was 3 months pregnant with me) I was told about you my entire childhood. You sent another NYPD (retired) man to help raise us. I know you had a hand in it as he raised us as his own while keeping your memory alive. Love you always. XXX

Josephine Norden Castro

March 12, 2024

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