Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief Constable Norman F. Carr, Jr.

Oneonta Town Constable's Office, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 4, 1998

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Reflections for Chief Constable Norman F. Carr, Jr.

A true loss. I'm glad you have been honored here, Brother, you lost your life in the service of others and we are sadly grateful.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 4, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Chief Constable Carr and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 3, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eleventh 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

You have not been forgotten. I have blue lights up on the exterior of my home for Christmas, one of those lights will be lit in your memory from now until New Years to let you know you have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 4, 2007

You are a hero and will not be forgotten. It has been 9 years , please watch over your family and friends.

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

December 4, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

Thank you for your service Chief Constable Carr. Rest in peace.


January 22, 2006

On the night of Norms tragic death (12-4-98) I was assisting him up until about 3 minutes before he was stuck by the van. Norm was a great guy in everybodys mind. Norm would stop in the Gas station that I worked at for his nightly cup of coffee. I will miss Norm coming in and busting my chops all the time at the store. The night of the accident I had asked him if he had everything under control and he replied "yup thank you for you help see you in a few" the next thing I know was the Oneonta ambulance was enroute back to the scene for a man hit by a car. I automatically pulled a u turn and went back to the scene to find Norm on the ground. I will never foget how my heart sank to my feet. All I can say is that Norman Carr will never be forgotten in Oneonta NY. My heart goes out to all of Norms family, freinds, and fellow law enforcement. officals.

Firefighter Frank Allen
Pindars Corner F.D.

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