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

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"

Recruit Deputy
El Paso County Sheriff's Office-Colorado

August 17, 2007

Our Prayers are with you...May your job continue in Heaven..
Watch over Us...

Shift 7
Montgomery County Police, Md

August 17, 2007

This was a good man who didnt deserve this to happen to him, but he will be remembered as a strong black man who cared about his family, friends, and who was very loyal to the police department. I went to school with him for four years at Vashon and I am deeply touched I pray that God have mercy on their souls. He never disrespected me and he always embraced me with love everytime he saw me. My heart goes out to his family.We have his love and the times he spent with us also it may not seem right or fair but God is still in control and he just choose him to be with him.
In life there are going to be some things thats going to make it hardf to smile, but what ever you do, through all the rain and the pain you have got to keep your sence of humor and smile for him now. To the family and friends of Norvelle T. Brown (Chito)

Office Assistant Cassandra Johnson
Very Good Friend

August 17, 2007

Rest In Peace Officer Brown. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

PO J. Maechling, 3225

August 17, 2007

You did what I could not do. Become a police officer. I tried! I was 24. You are a policce officer at 22. Your parents shoud be very proud of you! I dont know you and I am. Thank you for protecting us. You will not be forgotten!

Craig Szczuka

August 17, 2007

Thank you for your service and may GOD bless you and your family.


Police Dispatcher
Fairfax County Police, VA

August 17, 2007

Rest in Peace and may God be with your family.

Texas Department of Public Safety

August 17, 2007

Our prayers go out to the Brown family; you will be truly missed, "Well done good and faithful servant".

Rest in peace........

Helm/Rev. Gaskin Family

Gaskin/Helm Family
Friend/co worker of Pizza Hunt Overland, MO

August 17, 2007

On behalf of the men and women of the Wood River Police Department,we send our condolences to the family of Officer Brown. We also have the family of Officer Brown and the members of the St Louis Police Dept in our thoughts and prayers. RIP brother, we have the watch from here. You are truly a hero. Thanks for all you have done for the citizens of St Louis.

James Chapman-Retired
Wood River IL PD

August 17, 2007

You will never be forgotten! My thoughts and prayer are with your family.

August 17, 2007

Officer Brown thank you for being a police officer and being a brave individual. Few understand why we do what we do, but men like you keep the wolf at the door while the rest of the village watch from a safe place. When you report to heavens watch look up Josh Norris my son inlaw who's watch ended on Jul 5th 2007. His vest was also not enough to protect him, but like hi I know you did everything you could to complete your shift and go home. To the family of Officer Brown, and the familt of St Louis PD, you will be in my prayers.

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 17, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Brown...

Genesee County, Michigan

August 17, 2007

Service to the citizens is what policing is all about. I'll pray for your soul and family. You are an example that all officers should appreciate and recognize. Thank you Norvelle for giving of yourself to serving all of the community. PEACE TO U FELLOW OFFICER

Officer Kevin L. Chism
Country Club Hills Police Department, St. Louis, Mo.

August 17, 2007


Thank you for being the person that you were. God bless you and your family, and rest in peace. We will miss you but will never forget you.


Lt. Kenneth Kegel
St. Louis Police Department

August 17, 2007

"The greatness of a man lies not in what he achieves but in what he longs to achieve." I've forgotten the source but will never forget the quote. You, Norvelle, wanted to achieve so much for the neighborhood you asked to patrol. You wanted so to make a difference. We will never know now what you could have accomplished. But may your vision live on! We thank you for your example and your sacrifice.

Pat Carpenter
Cousin of Officer Nick Sloan

August 17, 2007

May you Rest in Peace...

New York State Police

August 17, 2007

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.


August 17, 2007

Dear Family, Friends and Co-Workers of Officer Brown,

As a survivor, each EOW notice hurts no matter who it is or where they are from. You still feel the same pain and emptiness. We are so sorry for your loss and your family will be in our prayers through this difficult time of your fresh grief. May the wonderful memories you have together carry you through this time of sadness and tragedy and may you find a small measure of comfort in knowing there are many people who care and understand. Not gone--just gone ahead.

Maryland Transportation Authority Police
Sandra Crouch
Surviving Spouse of Officer Thomas Crouch
E.O.W. 10-31-91

Maryland Transportation Authority Police

August 17, 2007

Officer Norvelle Brown

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul and bless all your loved ones.
Heroes in Life, Not Death

D/C Simon Moussa

August 17, 2007

Rest in peace brother, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

August 17, 2007




August 17, 2007

My deepest sympathy to officer Brown's family, co-workers and friends.

Judy Mock-widow '91 survivor

August 17, 2007

I wish to extend my deepest condolences to the family of Officer Brown and to his extended SLMPD family. May you rest in peace brother.

B. Walsh, Sergeant
Clayton, Mo. P.D.

August 17, 2007

May your soul find peace in heaven. My prayers go out to this young man's family. Let none of us ever forget the sacrafices these brave men and women make in order for us to be safe.

Pastor Kaitroy D. Hubbard Sr.
MSMBC East. St. Louis, IL

August 17, 2007

Officer Brown, Thank you for making the streets of St. Louis safer for all of us. RIP good and faithful servant. God bless your family and give them the peace that passes all understanding.

St. Louis County Resident

August 17, 2007

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