Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Norval J. Wright

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 17, 1953

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Reflections for Patrolman Norval J. Wright

I was there at the crash site in the back of my parents 1947 Plymouth Coupe immediately after the accident, and in stopped traffic. I was six and a half years old .. As we moved forward Mom said "don't look", but I did ... saw him and the bike ... I served 1,135 consecutive days in the Vietnam War, and became a Deputy U. S.Marshal, retiring in December 1997 after 27 years eight months. I've been back several times over the years to the memorial stone, the last time January 2024. Peace Brother.

Criminal Investigator,Deputy US Marshal
United States Marshals Service

March 30, 2024

Norval was my uncle I never met. His wife was Marjorie and son was Michael. Marjorie moved to Florida in the 1980’s and has passéd I believe. His son Mike, also a USMC veteran lives in Phoenix,AZ.


March 1, 2024

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

March 14, 2023

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 22, 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 17, 2020

Officer Wright and his family were my neighbors in Peoria, Illinois and I played with his son when we were in grade school. He was killed when I was 12 years old and we were saddened by his death. He was a great person and I remember him well. I now live in Michigan and do not get back to Peoria, Illinois often, but every time I drive on Hamilton Blvd. near Bigelow St, and see the monument memorializing him, I say a prayer. Rest in Peace Officer Wright.

Jerry W. Leman

November 8, 2018

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Wright. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th 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. He was also your brother in green so I thank you for your service in the USMC and bid you semper fi.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

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

September 17, 2012

Norval served in the USMC ww2 pacific theater with my father Calvin Wiemken,and James Dempsey there was also about 5 other men and they stayed friends with the Marine bond, for years, my father passed away in 1986, James Dempsey is still alive in SanAngelo tx, he and his wife are our second set of parents, they just celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in April, my sister and i were the honey dues in the honey do list had a great time,their was 4 young Marines there to help out, Demps talked of the war and mentionrd Norval many times and asked if his memorial stone was still standing, my father holding my brother,whos name is Norval after Norval Wright and Demps with his son John have a picture of them standing next to the memorial stone, so that is my question is the stone still standing? and if so where. I had forgetton that Norval had a wife and children, do they still live in the Peoria area, thank you, Sally Wiemken Henderson

no rank, friend
same as above

September 8, 2012

God bless you motorman.

DFC. Daniel O'Donnell
Orange County Sheriff's Office (FL)

January 17, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 17, 2006

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

July 24, 2006

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace. God Bless

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

October 3, 2004

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