Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Captain Norman E. Stolzenfeld

Sterling Heights Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, October 7, 1983

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Reflections for Captain Norman E. Stolzenfeld

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

October 7, 2020

Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Captain Stolzenfeld.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 26th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 7, 2009

I am so proud to be a third generation cop! I never got the chance to meet you but I hear nothing but good things about you! You inspire me to be all I can be and prove to me that hard work pays off. I love you with all my heart and will take care of the family, rest in peace and know I am here!! Love our grandpa!!!!

Police Officer Mike Facemyer
Sterling Heights Police Officer, Grandson

September 4, 2009

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 26, 2007

today on the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchester, NH

October 7, 2007

On this anniversary, May we never forget Captain Stolzenfeld's sacrifice and May God Grant his Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends, the Serenity to accept the things they cannot change, the Courage to change the things they can, and teh Wisdom to know the difference.

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp PD, Lewisburg, Pa.

October 7, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

God bless. Rest in peace.

A grateful citizen.

October 7, 2004

I have fond memories of Norm from my days as a "Cadet" for "then" Sterling Twp. Police Dept. in 1966.
I will never forget the day he brought a "Mongoose" in a cage into the station. It was actually a racoons tail with an "eyelet" in one end of it that hooked onto a hook on the door to the cage which "Sprung" open in a flash and threw the so called "Mongoose" through the air. When he released that spring action door we all ran into each other trying to get out of the way of that "vicious" Mongoose.
I lost touch with all the Sterling Officers in the late 60's after I left there to join the Army, however, I have not forgotten any of them and never will. I only wish I new where the Sterling Officers from 1966 were today and how I could get in touch with them.

Former Cadet, Tom Devereaux

Former Cadet Tom Devereaux
Retired Mich. State Police Trooper

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