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

Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. May God bless you, your family, co-workers and department. Aloha.

Sergeant
Honolulu, Hawaii

August 19, 2007

Rest In Peace

PFC Biggs
Montgomery County MD Department of Corrections

August 19, 2007

I read what your aunt Wendy wrote about you. You were not only a good cop in your brief law enforcement career, but simply a good man looking out for family and the community you served. I know when the good lord returns, he'll call you home...Until then,rest in peace brother.

Chris. Sanford, Cpl. Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Ca. (Perris Station)

Corporal Chris. Sanford
Riverside County Sheriff, Ca.

August 18, 2007

THOUGH I DIDNT KNOW YOU PERSONALY HEARD MANY GREAT THINGS ABOUT YOU ASK THAT YOU WATCH OVER ALL THAT ARE ON THE JOB AND I EXTEND MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY

COP (CITIZEN on PATROL) S. GOLDEN
BEL-RIDGE MO PD

August 18, 2007

TOOOO young...The dept and his family are both in my prayers...

P/O B. Newell
Phila. Police Dept.

August 18, 2007

To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
┬ęCopyright 1998-2007

Rest in Peace Officer Brown


East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office

August 18, 2007

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

August 18, 2007

Norvelle Brown was in the first 8th grade class that I taught at Blewett Middle School. I appropriately named him, "The Golden Child" because he reminded me of the character in the Eddie Murphy movie bearing that name. In the movie, the child to be protected was golden in his own right and the betterment of his people was the reward of his existence.

I taught Norvelle for 1 year. Over the course of that year, he proved to be responsible, respectable, and respected by his peers. He made me feel eager to report to work, and always exemplified honor in every task he took on.

Recently, he walked past my vehicle as I was parked on a parking lot. He recognized my reflection in my driver side mirror and came over to speak to me. He told me that some of his friends were teasing him days prior to this about me calling him the "Golden Child". He smiled and asked me why. I responded, "Norvelle, I knew by your candor, manner, and dedication to justice that you wouldn't become someone some day. YOU WERE ALREADY SOMEONE". With the twinkle in his eye that was as bright as it was the day he graduated from Blewett in 1999, he said I just finished my training at the police academy and now I'm an officer. My response was, "I feel safer already".

Norvelle Brown was golden in 1999, he is golden now, and he forever will be. His type of gold rescinates on the young as well as the old.

Sincerely,

Bettye C. Crawford
Teacher, St. Louis Public Schools

Bettye Crawford (formally Jett)
St. Louis Publica Schools

August 18, 2007

Rest in peace.

My Thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Sgt. Kyle McBride
St. Louis County Police Explorer Post 9932

August 18, 2007

Officer Brown,

Your a hero, you did your job well. Now you are in a better place, to watch over the rest of us doing what you loved.

Thanks for all you've done.

P.O. John Laumeier
Bellefontaine Neighbors PD

August 18, 2007

My thoughts are with the family of this fine young officer, his family and all of the law enforcement officers. This is a rough time, but this too shall pass. You all should hold your heads up proud, I'm sure that's what he would want you to do. Cherish the memories.

Barbara
St. Louis County Resident

August 18, 2007

Norvelle:

I remember not to long ago we were in the Academy joking around. My work in the 7th with you was cut short because I got deployed to Iraq. We talked a few times while ive been over here and will cherish are friendship for the rest of my life. My prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. I will be home from here in 5 months and I will finally be able to say goodbye. You are going to missed and thought about every day. Reace in Peace.

Officer Patton ( 7th district )

PPO PATTON
SLMPD

August 18, 2007

he was a great young man he loved my daughter and because of him we were able to have her 3rd birthday party.he always knew how to make people laugh and smile he was kind and gentle and helped out when he could may he rest in peace in will be in our hearts always

jamie
a friend from his job at pizza hut

August 18, 2007

From the first day of hearing about this story, our hearts immediately went to the Brown Family. We didn't know Officer Brown in any way, but sometimes we believe God allows us to come together under even the hardest circumstances. This special young man gave his life in the line of duty and he will never be forgotten. To the Brown Family, I know there is nothing no one can say to ease your sorrow, but believe there are people out here who appreciate the person your loved one, Officer Norvelle Brown was. There are people praying for you and supporting you during your time of need. God Bless you!

Mr. and Mrs. Dereald Brown
Saint Louis Residents

August 18, 2007

MY thoughts and prayers go out to my former sister-in-law,
mother of the slain officer. Officer Brown whom we knew as "Terrell" was also a protector over his 2 litle niece's who at this time is growing up in a rough neighborhood. Officer Brown took them and signed them up for a community outreach Track program for the youth, to help keep them out of trouble, and to give them a new outlook on life. The children along with the rest of the family were so proud, and excited about the girls running TRACK. Officer Brown made sure the girls were there everyday 7 days a week running track, the girls did not have time to get involved in the neighborhood activities, because they were to busy running TRACK. Thanks to there uncle Officer Brown.

Just to weeks before his death I got a call from my sister-in-law, and the girls. Uncle Norvelle bka Terrell was patrolling past the the family house, and found a crowd of teenagers hanging around the front porch. He stop and got out of the car and came in the house and found a lot of unwanted teenagers in the house, that my niece and let in, while her mother was at work. Officer Norvelle broke up there little party, and needless to say the trouble my niece was in with her mother my brother her grandfather, and my self. We were so upset about this matter, but at the same time we were so thankful to Terrell bka Officer Norvelle Brown for coming by the house that day and checking on the girls of course my niece was not happy with her uncle coming by the house that day. If is was'nt for her Uncle Norvell Brown's tragic death she would still be on punishment.

Two weeks later I received a phone call from my niece in tears, the first thing that came to my mind was "what has she done now". I could never in a million year prepared my self for those words that came out of her mouth, "Uncle Terrell was killed tonite". He was there Angel sent down from heaven above.

St.Louis did not only loose a Police Offier our family lost a ANGEL...............................

Gone But Not Forgotten
Love Auntie Wendy / Hot Atlanta, Georgia

Wendy Walker-Hill
Aunt

August 18, 2007

Your time was short but your supreme sacrafice will not be forgotton.

Rick Weikle
Federal Bureau of Prisons (retired)

August 18, 2007

BLESSED ARE THE PEACEMAKERS, GODSPEED BROTHER, YOU'LL NEVER HAVE TO LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER AGAIN, BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

DEPUTY SAM BARNES
MAURY CO S.O. ,TN

August 18, 2007

On behalf of my self (Louis Chatman) and the St. Louis City Police Explorers I would like to say that I didn't really know officer Brown but I'm sure he was a very good person. I have seen him once or twice at the North Patrol Police Station but never made social contact with him. But in my mind and heart all police officer are well respected and dedicated to what they do. And as myself and other explorers say: As a police officer falls we fall with them, as they bleed we bleed with them, and we will always stick together. So my praises and condolences goes out to the Brown's family and to remind them that Officer brown is gone *but he is home in a safe place and he will never be forgotton

Amen,


Police Explorer, Louis A. Chatman Jr.
St. Louis Police Department

(Police Explorer) Louis A. Chatman Jr.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

August 18, 2007

Listening to the young children in the news talk about you and the love and respect they had for you, the impact you had made in your too short life...speaks volumes about the kind of man you were. What a senseless tragedy. What a loss to the community, to this world. You will be missed but never, ever forgotten. May God bless you and your family. We will all be here for them. Thank you Officer Brown for your dedication and commitment. Rest in peace.

Stanze Family
Officer Bob Stanze EOW 8/8/00

August 18, 2007

On behalf of my self (Louis Chatman) and the St. Louis City Police Explorers I would like to say that I didn't really know officer Brown but I'm sure he was a very good person. I have seen him once or twice at the North Patrol Police Station but never made social contact with him. But in my mind and heart all police officer are well respected and dedicated to what they do. And as myself and other explorers say: As a police officer falls we fall with them, as they bleed we bleed with them, and we will always stick together. So my praises and condolences goes out to the Brown's family and to remind them that Officer brown is gone *but he is home in a safe place and he will never be forgotton

Amen,


Police Explorer, Louis A. Chatman Jr.
St. Louis Police Department

(Police Explorer) Louis A. Chatman Jr.
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

August 18, 2007

"Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

God Bless you and your family Officer Brown and thank you for all you did for the youth of St. Louis in your short time with us all. You will be missed.

August 18, 2007

YESTERDAY IS HISTORY, TOMORROW IS A MYSTERY AND TODAY IS A GIFT.

OFFICER BROWN, YOU REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND. I SALUTE YOU! MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU, YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES. I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU DID NOT LOSE YOUR LIFE, YOU GAVE IT IN SERVICE TO OTHERS. A TRUE HERO INDEED.

THOSE CLOSE TO THIS HERO, PLEASE TAKE COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT I, ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS ACROSS THIS LAND, GRIEVE WITH YOU. KEEP HIM IN YOUR HEART, AND PASS HIS STORY ALONG. MAY GOD BLESS YOU.

JOB WELL DONE, OFFICER BROWN.

JIM SWEENEY CIVILIAN NEW JERSEY
A FRIEND TO ALL PEACE OFFICERS

August 18, 2007

Brother Norvelle, you have served God and his children in St. Louis very well. Although your tour of duty here is finished you are beginning His tour of duty on the golden streets of His kingdom in heaven, along with all our brothers and sisters who have gone before you and will come after. One day we will all will join you on that patrol beat and be blessed to be in God's presence and to be united with you and those there with you now. Farewell my brother, God speed, peace to all your family.
Tom Bradley, AZ State FOP Chaplain

Tom Bradley, Chaplain AZ FOP
Phoenix AZ PD Retired

August 18, 2007

My prayers go out to the family, police force, and community. He died serving his community and country;therefore heaven is rejoicing. To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord. May God comfort you all as the days go by.
God Bless,
Keisha

Lakeisha Madison-Hemphill and Family
Charlotte, NC Civilan

August 18, 2007

To the Mother of Norvelle may God touch your heart and ease your pain. I know no amount of words can take the ache of losing your son away, but know that God is sitting right next to you waiting for you to put your head on his shoulder. May God bless everyone who was touched by Officer Brown.

Vanessa C

August 18, 2007

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