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Officer Charles Richard Norred

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, September 8, 1971

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Reflections for Officer Charles Richard Norred

Officer Norred,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of DeKalb County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 8, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Norred.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 6, 2019

Rest in Peace, Officer Norred. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

Richard, after all these years your memory carries on. Upon seeing your name on the wall in Decatur, the flood of emotions continue. You will never be forgotten. God bless you and your son, Christopher.

Cindy Crawley Beal

July 30, 2011

Dad, I was looking at the recent officer down list and wanted you to know I was thinking of you.

Lt. Christopher Clark
Fairburn PD, Son

October 28, 2009

My father was your partner and with you with the accident occured. He spoke of you often until his death in 2001. May God bless your family.

Kristina Mosley

Kristina Mosley
Danny Mosley's Youngest Daughter

March 23, 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

December 23, 2007

Hi, Richard: I know you are looking down on your family, and I know you would be so proud of your son Christoper who is walking in your shoes, and I know you are VERY proud of him, as I am. Please watch over and protect him from danger.

You will forever be missed and are forever in our thoughts.


Carol (Norred) Harper

December 15, 2007

Dad, I am carrying on what you started...You would be proud..

Lt. Christopher Lee Clark (Norred)
son/ Fairburn PD

August 27, 2007

Richard would have had his six month probation in the next week. My brother Danny Mosley was his partner. Danny died from complications from the accident 08/26/1992, 21 years after the accident.

this is to say "WE Never Forget".................Danny and Richard will always be in my heart...

Lt. L. L. Mosley - Retired-
Dekalb P.D. 1974-2000

October 17, 2006

Thank You For Serving The People Of Dekalb County
Rest In Peace

Dekalb County EMS/PMDC Retired

October 19, 2005



November 19, 2004

May God continue to bless you. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

October 5, 2003

You will never be forgotten by your fellow officers. God bless you for your dedication and sacrifice.

PO Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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