Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Harvey Normand

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, November 8, 1986

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Harvey Normand

Deputy Normand, You are not forgotten by the men and women of the Massachusetts law enforcement community. RIP

Michael Kane
Retired Detective, Boston Police Dept.

January 21, 2024

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Normand.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 11, 2020

Remembering a sweet, kind, funny, handsome guy that would have made any girl proud to say he was theirs. Gone too soon. RIP Jim.


November 8, 2019

Thank you for your service.


June 25, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 8, 2009

Saw a Dodge King Cab Dually Diesel truck today and thought of you. I miss you.


September 2, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 11, 2008

Rest in Peace, my friend. You will never be forgotten by our family, or anyone else who knew you.

Sgt. David Myers
Houston Police Dept

January 19, 2008

You are remembered todayand thank you Sir for your service


November 3, 2007

Rest in peace. You were taken too soon.

Cpl. Stuart Talbot
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office

July 7, 2007

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office LA

November 8, 2006

The driver served one year, your family got life.May Our Lord bless you and your loved ones.

November 8, 2006

keep watch over us all ...
we commend your heroic excellence
rest in peace...
Kaitlyn Hammond
sister of fiancee of fallen officer
Jay Carruth EOW 06/20/03


December 29, 2005

Deputy Sheriff Normand,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Rapides Parish. What gets me is how the drunk driver who killed only got one year in prison-that doesn't seem like justice to me.


November 8, 2005

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Deputy Normand. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten. May you rest in peace. Then I heaard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? and Who will go for us? And I said "Here I am. Send Me!" ISAIH 6:8

Mike G.
Federal Law enforcement Agency

May 20, 2005

Rest in peace, Sir. You are a HERO!!
Shirley Roberts-Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14,2004

Shirley Roberts -Oakdale,La.

June 9, 2004

We celebrate your life and memory. We know that you are watching over us!

Laura Jolly-sister

May 16, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother....God Bless your family and the Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office. Job well done on earth, please watch over us from above.

Sgt. C. Gatlin

May 6, 2004

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