Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Norman Allard

New Britain Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Wednesday, August 16, 1978

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Reflections for Lieutenant Norman Allard

Happy Birthday Dad! So many years and birthdays have passed without you being presence. Funny how a daughter never forgets her father. You live within my heart and my soul dad. Remembering you is easy, I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.
Revelations 21:4

Daughter Mary Beth Gordon
New Britain Police Department

August 4, 2019

Rest in peace Lt. Allard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 25, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. You are honored and remembered on the 40th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 16, 2018

Miss you dad!

Daughter Mary Beth Gordon
Family

August 19, 2015

Uncle Norman,
You are still loved & missed by your faimly that surrives you.
This past weekend some of us (your neices & nephews) were gathered at a cookout. We passed around pictures, told stories, and watched a short old family video. The memories of our Allard relatives are still alive in our minds as well as our hearts. God Bless you Uncle Norman, you were way to young to have left this world. And the way you died was not fair to you or your faimly that loved you. Your neice ~SANDI~

Sandi
family-neice

September 2, 2014

I thank you Lieutenant Allard for the dedicated 23 years of service you gave to your community.
After reading the reflections on your page it reminded me of a homily I heard awhile back about babies in their Mothers womb how they are content, safe, and happy and the moment they are born the first thing they do is cry because everything is strange to them. Their world has been turned upside down and as their Mother and Father hug them they feel the love, contentment, safety and happiness as they did moments earlier. As you took your last breathe here on earth your Mother and Father were there to welcome you with open arms in Heaven and all the fears or unknowns you may or may not of felt in that second before you took your last breathe were washed away by all the love and happiness you now feel with Jesus and Mother Mary. Just as in the beginning of your life here on earth as in the end of your life you felt the joy and happiness of being Loved.
Even though life here on Earth is never long enough your life with Jesus will never end.
God Bless your Family.

Jim O'Brien
Nephew of Officer Joe O'Brien EOW 12/24/1968

August 16, 2014

Happy Birthday Dad...I never forget! I miss you after all these years that have passed since you've been gone. You are always in my heart. Until we are together again in eternity with our Lord.
I love you Dad,
Mary Beth

Mary Beth
Daughter

August 4, 2014

Norman, Although it has been so many years that you have passed, and I was a little girl..I still remember what a good man you were. Wish I got to grow older with you in my life. I think of you often. I know someday we will meet again. God Bless you. Your Goddaughter...Shelly Mack (Valentine)

Shelly Mack (Valentine)

July 21, 2013

Dad...Happy Father's Day. There's not a Father's Day (after 35 years) that passes me by that I don't remember and miss your kind smile and awesome chats. I miss you!
Love you Dad,
Mary Beth

Psalm 44:1 “We have heard with our ears, O God; our fathers have told us what you did in their days, in days long ago.” (NIV) “We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, [what] work thou didst in their days, in the times of old.”

Mary Beth Gordon
Daughter

June 16, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections. I am sure that you are proud that your son continued your legacy of protecting and serving and that he has had such a distinguished career.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 23, 2013

Rest in Peace Uncle Norman.....

Janet
Neice

February 5, 2013

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Allard. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2012

Dad,
Too much time has gone by since I last wrote to you. I'm sorry!!! Sometimes it's hard to gather the words to say (even after all these years). It was Thanksgiving yesterday, and yes another holiday without you...I should be used to not having you in my life after all these years, but when times get tough I wonder how you would help me handle situations in my life! Sometimes I get angry because your not here!!! And I don't know why?
Well Dad, your a Great-Grandpa once again to a healthy bouncing little boy named Dominick Anthony. He was born September 19th, 2011. Your son Gary is a Grand-father!!! You would be so proud of them...your son, grandson and great grandson. You have missed so many of you families joys. I pray to God that are looking down at all of us and enjoying what you have created.
Dad the holidays are upon us and it's always a difficult time...even after 33 years!!! I love you Daddy. I'll write again soon. Missing you always! Love, Mary Beth


John 16:22
So also you have sorrow now, but I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy from you.

Mary Beth
Daughter

November 25, 2011

You are all in my prayers.

Love, Caroline

Caroline

August 16, 2011

Dad...so many images come to mind
whenever I speak your name;
All these years without you in my life
things have never been the same.

I'll never forget those lazy days
when I was just a child;
When my life was so carefree
because of your love and smile.

I miss (and still do) all those times
when I always looked to you;
No matter what happened in my life
you could make my gray skies blue.

At times I hear your voice
and turn to see your face;
Yet in my turning...it seems
the sound has been erased.

Dad, if I could turn back time
and once more hear your voice;
I'd tell you that out of all the dads
you would still be my choice.

Please always know I love you
and no one can take your place;
Years have come and gone
but your memory will never be erased.

Today, Jesus, as You are listening
in your home above;
Would you go and find my dad
and give him all my love.

Happy Birthday Dad!

Love & Miss you!
Mary Beth

Psalm 48:14
For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

Mary Beth
Daughter

August 4, 2011

Dad,
Just a little wish...I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again and ask your advice on so many things you would be so wise to! I thought of you today, but that is nothing new... I thought about you yesterday and days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often tell your grandson about what a wonderful grandpa you would have been. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I'll never part, God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart! I'll always miss you Dad!
Love, Mary Beth


"For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands" 2 Corinthians 5:1

Mary Beth
Daughter

August 1, 2011

Dad,
If red roses grow in Heaven Lord, pick a bunch for me, place them in my daddy's arms and tell him they're from me. Tell him that I love & miss him and when he turns to smile ~ place a kiss upon his cheek & hold him for a while. ~ Because remembering him is easy ~ I do it everyday ~ There's an ache within my heart that will never go away...
I love & miss you...as always,
Mary Beth

Anonymous

May 28, 2010

My Dearest Family and Friends

Somethings I'd like to say but first of all to let you know that I arrived okay.

I'm writing this from Heaven where I dwell with Our Lord above. where there's no more tears or sadness just eternal Love. Please don't be unhappy because I'm out of sight, remember that I'm with you every morning,noon and Night.

The Day I had to leave you when my Life on earth was through God picked me up and hugged me and He said I welcome you.
It's good to have you back again, You were missed while you were gone. As for your Dearest Family they'll be here later on.
I need you here so badly as part of my big plan. There's so much we have to do to help our Moral Man.
Then God gave me a list of things that He wished for me to do, and foremost on that list of mine is to watch and care for you.
I'll be beside you everyday and through out the years, And when your sad. I'm standing there to wipe away your tears.
When You lie in bed at night the day's chores put to flight God and I are close you in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on Earth and all the loving years, because your only human they are bound to bring you tears.

Please don't be afraid to cry, it does relieve the pain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned, But if I were to tell you You wouldn't understand.One thing is for certain, though my life on Earth is over I'm closer to you now than I ever was before.

To My many Friends, Trust God knows what is best.I'm still not far away from you I'm just beyond the crest.

So, If you can help somebody who is in sorrow or in pain, then you can say to God at night my day was not in vain.
And now I am contented that with my life. it was worth while,Knowing as I passed along the way I made somebody smile.
If you meet somebody who is down and feeling low just lend a hand and pick him up as on your way you go.
When Your walking down the street and you've got me on your mind just know I'm walking in your footstep only a half a step behind.
And if you feel a gentle breeze or wind upon your face that's me just giving you a great big hug or just a soft embrace.
I will always love you from the land way up above We'll be in touch again soon
PS God sends his Love.

Anonymous

April 6, 2010

Dad,
You would be so proud...you are now a "great grand-father" for the first time! You have a beautiful great grand-daughter named Brynne Emmaline. She was born on March 17th, St. Patrick's Day. She looks like her mommy, your grand-daughter Kelly. Mom is so proud of her. I wished we lived closer to her so we could hold and love on her. Dad I wish you were with us...I miss you!
Love,
Mary Beth
3 John 1:4 I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.

Anonymous

March 20, 2010

Dear Allard family,
You are all in my thoughts/prayers today. My heart is so heavy for the loss of this good man and for his family that has struggled with this tragedy through out the years. May you all find peace and strength in knowing that one day you will be reunited with this wonderful man.

Love and prayers,
Caroline R. Jordan

Anonymous

August 16, 2009

Dad,
There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and wonder what it would have been like if you still with us. Another one of your Birthday passes by without you. I will always celebrate your life and what it meant to have you as my father. One day Dad we will be together in eternity and celebrate every day. You happened to make it there first. I love you Dad and forever will miss you.
Love,
Mary Beth

You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

—Psalm 16:11

Mary Beth
Daughter

August 4, 2009

Dad, It's so hard to believe that it's been thirty long years you have left our lives to be with the Lord. Life passes us like a "candle in the wind". I would have written a reflection on your 30th anniversary, but was unable to have access to a computer. You were in my prayers and in my heart as always. My friend Caroline wrote you a reflection and could not have said it better. I know you are always with your family watching over us and guiding us in everything we do. We will be reunited one day and I know you will be waiting for us Dad.

Today I thank God for my father's life, in all its imperfections and strengths. Someday we will be together forever, without time restraints. I look forward to telling him all that has happened since his death. Somehow, I know I will remember every detail."I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand." John 10:28 (NIV)
I love and miss you Dad,
Mary Beth

Mary Beth Gordon
Daughter

August 20, 2008

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)

Caroline Roberts Jordan

August 18, 2008

Dear Allard Family,

There are no words to express this anniversary. I do want you all to know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Love In Christ,
Caroline Roberts Jordan

Caroline Roberts Jordan

August 16, 2008

Dad, Happy Birthday. It's hard to believe you were taken from us at such an early age. (You were younger than I am!) I know that you are celebrating with our Lord as well as the Angels; smiling down at your family. One day we will all be reunited and celebrate together. Amen! "One generation passeth away, an another cometh: but the earth abideth forever." Ecclesiastes 1:4 KJV I love and miss you Daddy. XXXOOO Mary Beth

Anonymous

August 4, 2008

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