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Deputy U.S. Marshal Norman E. Sheriff

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, September 24, 1971

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Reflections for Deputy U.S. Marshal Norman E. Sheriff

Rest in peace Deputy US Marshal Sheriff. Imagine attending a funeral guarding a prisoner and they take your life! Always a hero!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 17, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 24, 2012

40. Years, R.I.P. Sir, You are not forgotten.

Cpl Bruno Stettler
Swiss Transportpolice, Dep. North

September 24, 2011

He was my sister's godfather, which is why my siblings and me always referred to him as Uncle. Deputy Marshal Sherriff and my parents were very close friends. He was quiet, humble, and loved to be home when not working. What I remember most of him stemmed from an incident I committed at age 5. I threw a dozen eggs out the window for entertainment reasons. my mother passed this onto Uncle Norman, and for the next several months, he taunted me of telling my father, whose wrath I feared most.
The night before our annual Autumn picnic, I went with my godfather to Uncle Norman's house, who lived down the street from my family. While in his basement, Uncle Norman began telling the others of my actions. Knowing I could not deal with this the following day, I ran out of his basement, and house, and back home where I confronted my father and confessed everything to him. Because the incident happened many moths before, my father spared his wrath and told me not worry about it.
The following day, a Saturday, as we were getting ready to head out to Southern MD, I saw Uncle Norman, and he said, "You know I'm going to tell your father." And I replied, "Go ahead, because I told him everything last night." And he said, "I'm going to tell him about something else I know." :)
Uncle Norman, to this day you are still Thought Of & Truely Missed. May your soul continue to rest in Eternal Peace!

Technician A.E. Myrick
MPDC

August 15, 2011

I never really knew him, but he took really good care of my aunt, his wife as long as he lived. My father really liked Norman, he described him as outgoing, serious yet funny and very compassionate to all the people he met. He dedicated his life to his job, as well as his family. His death was hard on the family, though I never met him, I knew him as a great man. I really wish I could've met you in the time you were alive. You are truly missed to this day, rest in peace.

Courtney M.
Great Niece

June 27, 2011

Your name stopped me too and brought a smile. But I have worked with officers like Captain Justice and Sergeant Sargent (who made lieutenant I believe). Your story is as incredible as it is tragic. A man of no faith took the life of an honest man outside a House of God. You will never be forgotten by those who wear the badge and those of us who support them. Your sacrifice was not in vane.

James M. Grant, Crime Analyst II
Los Angeles Police Department

September 24, 2010

Interesting name for someone in law enforcement! You were honored on this
website today. Time has not diminished your service or sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

April 21, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 20, 2008

I helped serve a warrant today with some of your brother and sister Deputy Marshals. I have the utmost respect for them and you. I know you were a man of honor and integrity just because you wore that badge. Rest in peace, Sir. You are not forgotten.

AZ Narc

September 26, 2007

What a creep. He gets the EXTREME PRIVILEGE of being let out of custody to attend the funeral and this is his thanks!! Deputy Sheriff, (I adore your name,) may you rest in peace. I am certain this was not an assignment any of you relished, but when called on to do your duty, you shined. You will always be in my thoughts.

Deborah
Prosecutor

March 5, 2007

Rest In Peace.

#2959
U.S. Marshals

September 24, 2006

Hi “Sherriff”,

On Monday May 2nd, 2006, you and eight other courageous law enforcement officers who gave their lives in the line of duty, were honored by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation at the “Heroes’ Night 2006” ceremony in New York City. Family members of the honorees were invited to attend the ceremony. Your God-daughter (Serena), her sister (Christina), and myself attended as representatives of your family. Over 1,700 people were present at this event. Their present was a confirmed assurance that you and the others who made that ultimate sacrifice, will never be forgotten. Until that day, when we all will be judged by the Lord God Almighty, may your soul rest in peace.

Eternal Love,

SDUSM Floyd L. Johnson (Retired)
United States Marshals Service

May 9, 2006

Deputy Sheriff; Your sacrifice made when I was a newly hired DUSM, has over the last 35 years saved countless DUSM's from the same fate. I and others have for 35 years invoked your name and story to argue against the type of court orders that placed you in harm's way. God bless you.

Chief Deputy BILL Zerillo
US Marshals Service

March 3, 2006

Norman Sherriff (Sherriff)
I feel others should also know that you left a wife as your survior during your time of death and many friends. Sherriff although we (your goddaughter and her sisters) were very young when you died we will alway remeber the sacrifice you made. As we have grown older we have found your place of honor and go place flowers in remerance of the fun times and our love for you. Even though my dad's (Woody) gone I know both of you are up in heaven rekindling and watching over us.

Sergeant Serena Muse
MPDC

April 30, 2005

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