Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Norvelle Brown

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Norvelle Brown

God be with your family now. Officer Brown you paid the ultimate sacrifice. My prayers are with those who grieve you now.

Michelle Rogers
Sister of Officer J. Dragus EOW 10/20/05

Michelle Rogers

August 24, 2007

“I will be strong and courageous, I will not be terrified, or discouraged; for the lord my God is with me wherever I go.” Joshua 1:9

“People Sleep Peaceably in Their Beds at Night Only Because Rough Men Stand Ready to do Violence on Their Behalf.” Orson Welles


August 24, 2007

Rest in peace officer Brown. May the lord comfort your family in this time of sorrow.

(CSA Eanes attended youth group with officer Brown )


August 24, 2007

I am truely sorry to hear of the loss of Oficer Brown & wish to extend my thoughts & prayers to the family & fellow officers of Officer Brown.

Cpl. Dan Demler
South Bend P.D., Indiana

August 24, 2007

Sincere condolences to every one of this true hero's family, friends and work colleagues.

Having recently lost a brave work colleague (Constable Brett IRWIN) here in Australia in similar circumstances, I was touched by the many messages of support and condolences from overseas police including from the USA which were recieved at the time. These people never knew Brett as I never knew Norvelle. However, we are all brothers and sisters in a common cause and people like Norvelle have nothing but the utmost and absolute respect from myself and every police officer from the Queensland Police Service.

Norvelle, Rest in Peace. You died a true hero.

Constable Alan HEAD
Queensland Police, Australia

August 23, 2007

Rest in peace and watch over us.

Former St. Louis City Sheriff Deputy

PO Michael Fitzgerald
Concord Police North Carolina

August 23, 2007

To the family, friends, and officers that knew Officer Brown, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the trying times ahead of you. Please know your not alone.

Here I am, lost in the light of the moon that comes through my window
Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you and the roses

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Here I am, lost in the ashes of time, but who wants tomorrow?
In between the longing to hold you again
I'm caught in your shadow, I'm losing control
My mind drifts away, we only have today

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way
I will sacrifice 'til the blinding day when I see your eyes
Now I'm living in your afterglow

When the veils are gone as I let you go, as I let you go

Touch me and I will follow in your afterglow
Heal me from all this sorrow
As I let you go I will find my way, I will sacrifice
Now I'm living in your afterglow

Bathed in blue, the walls of my memory divide the thorns from the roses
It's you who is closest

Wife of a CSPD Officer

August 23, 2007

I know you will hear the words from our dear Lord, “Welcome Into My Kingdom Oh Good and Faithful Servant.” Your job is yet not done, as now you are needed to watch over all of us in the form of a Guardian Police Angel. God Bless.

PO Joseph J. Calabro Sr. Dsn 4393

P.O. Joseph J. Calabro Sr. Dsn 4393
St. Louis Police

August 23, 2007

Officer Brown as i know him as Cheeto was a great friend. He inspired me to continue playing football at the collegiate level my true freshmen year. i went through a lot of adversity here at eastern Illinois university. In high school i was phenomenal athlete, so coming to eastern i expected to continue be extraordinary on the field. I was just another great player on this great team who had to wait his turn to shine. i wanted to quit becasue i was use to playing instead of being on the sideline. Cheeto inspired me not to quit and continue to work hard, now i'm the #1 linebacker in the nation. thanks Cheeto i love you and you will be missed

Donald thomas
best friend

August 23, 2007

"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

August 23, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother. Our deepest condolences and sympathy from your brothers and sisters at the Los Angeles Police Department. Take care and we'll be seeing you.

Police Officer II
Los Angeles Police Department

August 22, 2007

Rest in peace my brother....

Patrol Officer T. Wood
Key West Police Department

August 22, 2007

There are so many words that I can use to describe to and pay homage to a brother officer. MY mind is blank I don't know what to say. For a loss of such a young man.

May God bless his family and our brother officers of
the St. Louis PD.

Vince Iello

August 22, 2007

Rest in Peace Sir............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

August 22, 2007

What a tragic loss to such a young Officer. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to the St. Louis PD and the Friends and Family of Officer Brown. Thank you to the Officer who attempted to save Officer Brown's life... There were two HEROS that day....

Officer Brown, please continue to keep watch on us from above.... Thank you for your service and dedication to this honored profession.

R.Akans #1354

August 22, 2007

To the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Brown:
Please accept my deepest sympathies on your loss. Here was a young man working to make the streets of St. Louis a better, safer place to live. Interesting that he grew up in the same environment as his killer but took the high road and chose to do something positive with his life. How can a 15 year old become so callous as to intentionally take another's life - a person who was trying to make his world a better place? I can only hope that his young person (I can't call him a young man because a true man would not do such a despicable thing) is certified to be tried as an adult and is, at the very minimum, put away for the rest of his life. My guess is that it won't make a difference, though, as he probably thinks that it's someone else's fault. I hope, in time, that this coward accepts the responsibility for his actions.

Officer Brown, may you rest in peace. Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice.

A grateful resident of the City of St. Louis

August 22, 2007

Rest in peace, my brother. You are now in a much better place. You will never be forgotten. May God wrap his arms of love and comfort around your family, friends, and fellow officers during this most difficult time. "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

Officer J.W. Propst
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Charlotte, NC

August 22, 2007

I was watching the news when the reports came in that a city officer was shot. I immediatly called my parents to see if my brother was ok as he works in the 7th. I learned later on that night that my brother was one of the officers there with you when you went home to god. I was up most of the night crying for you and thinking and praying for your family. I have never seen my brother cry before except as a child. He told me you were a brave young man who was not afraid, that you loved your job and coming to work. You are a true hero who did not deserve to die so young.

I ask that you watch over my brother and all of the officers of the SLMPD. I know at anytime it could be my brother or some other officer who has his life cut short by the senseless violence that I will never understand. Your sacrafice will always be remembered.

Christine Dolan
Ballwin PD (sister of 7th dist officer)

August 22, 2007

The members of the Slidell Police Department wish to extend their special thoughts and heartfelt prayers during your time of sorrow.

Alayna Wilcox, Secretary
Slidell Police Department

August 22, 2007

Rest In Peace.

Deputy Sheriff
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, Santa Cruz, CA

August 22, 2007

You were so young when you came on and so young when you left... You will never be forgotten.. rest easy my brother, rest easy

Officer Welch
Boston Police PD

August 22, 2007

Officer NOrvelle Brown,
Thank you for your service to the people of your community. You stood for what is right and good in the world and noone can ever take that honor away from you. You will be remembered.

Jennifer Mooney
Sister of DFC Hilery Mayo Jr. EOW 6/9/07 STPSO

August 21, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer Brown and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer Brown has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family and friends of Officer Brown, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer Brown is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

August 21, 2007

My heart goes out to the family of officer Brown. My prayers have beenn with you and will continue to be. Nothing will ever bring your loved one back, but I pray that justice will be done.
Mother of deputy whose E.O.W. 6/11/06

Debbie Gibbons

August 21, 2007

One year of service to the thin blue line and yet you gave so much...the ultimate...sir it will not be forgotten, your family and friends and fellow officers will never let your sacrifice go......
Rest in Peace

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

August 21, 2007

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