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

No greater love has a man than this, that he would lay down his life for a friend. Officer Brown gave the ultimate for his friends, the citizens of St. Louis. Go rest high on the mountain my brother. To Officer Brown's family I pray that someday God will give you peace and understanding. To the officers of the St. Louis P.D. I pray you swift arrest of the low life scums that took Officer Brown from among you. God's Speed my brothers.

Officer Bill Pursley, Retired
Wichita Falls Texas Police Dept.

August 16, 2007

Police Officer Norvelle Brown, nothing I can do or say can lessen the pain your family is now going through. What I can say for sure is that they WILL be taken care of by those of us i the thin blue line, it may be thin but it is incredibly strong; they will not be alone. To you Officer Brown I can say you will never be forgotten by those of us in the thin blue line, for while it may be thin it is and will remain incredibly strong. God bless you Officer Brown and God bless your family; Det. Michael J. Saxe N.Y.P.D.

Ret. (Disabled) Det. Michael J. Saxe
N.Y.P.D.

August 16, 2007

No matter the beats we patrol or the distance between us, you are my family. I hurt when you hurt. I shine when you shine. We are one...you were my brother...my brother in blue. Thank you for being who you were, and I will continue to march in your absence...see you in heaven.

Ptn. Dunn 337
Herculaneum, MO Police Department

P.O. Dunn
Herculaneum PD

August 16, 2007

Our hearts go out to the Brown family, and the SLMPD on the lost of a young Hero.

Remember earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. God needed another Police Officer to patrol the heavenly streets, so he took Officer Brown from us, to say "Job well done thy good and faithful servant".
God Bless!

Davis / Halk Family
Bi-State Development Agency / Metro

August 16, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication and sacrifice. May your family take comfort in the fact that you will FOREVER be a hero and NEVER be forgotten. I guess God needed another LEO in heaven, so until one day we meet, keep walking your beat on the Golden Street looking over the rest of the thin blue line. May God Bless your family, friends and colleagues.

Sergeant, Retired
AR

August 16, 2007

rest in peace

Patrolman
Brush Colorado PD

August 16, 2007

Officer Brown

God bless you young man.

A HERO shall never be forgotten.

Sergeant Michael J. KUchinsky
U.S. Secret Service/Uniformed Division

August 16, 2007

Out of the night that covers me
Black as the Pit from pole to pole
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced or cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance,
My head is bloody, but unbow'd.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Lies but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley, Invictus, 1875


Gratitude is not enough, Officer Brown, but thank you anyway. We will pray for you and your family, and may they remember that they do not walk alone. Say hi to those we've missed. They, like you, are not lost. I know right where you are.


Peace be with you.

wife of Kentucky police officer

August 16, 2007

To my young brother in blue, may you rest in peace. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-works with the St. Louis Police Department, are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

August 16, 2007

To a fellow Brother in Blue - Rest in Peace and keep watch over all of us from above.

The Edmundson Police Departments thought and prayers are with Officer Brown's family and his St. Louis Police Department Family.

Chief Don Kraher
Edmundson Police Department

August 16, 2007

Just to thank him for being so brave and unafrade to stop and question a suspect, to protect us the citizens from harm or ill will. Officer Brown is in our prayers and will be a protector and gaurdian from all evil to the Gates of Heavan.

Mario

August 16, 2007

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"

Sgt. Justin K. Nevels
Clinton Police Department

August 16, 2007

Officer Brown,
You are a true american hero and you name as well as your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here.

Sgt Nyce
Broward County Sheriff

August 16, 2007

God bless you and your family. Rest in Peace Brother.

Patrolman Kenneth Lafin
Elmhurst IL Police Department

August 16, 2007

Officer Brown:

Too damn young. What a tragedy. May the Lord watch over you and your family at this sorrowful time and take you under his wing. Godspeed to you.


Citizen

August 16, 2007

You will never be forgotten....you will always hold a dear place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Brown Family. Be proud, very proud of you son! It takes a strong person and an even stronger family to be part of an Officer's world. God Bless!

Officer's Wife of 1.5 yrs

August 16, 2007

I pray your family will find comfort knowing you are with the Lord. Thank you for your service and dedication to the community. You will be missed. May your family also know that the law enforcment community is always here to help them when they need it. You are a real hero and God holds a special place for you. Thank you again.

Officer Douglas
Washington Police Department, Missouri

August 16, 2007

My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Brown. Rest in peace, sir, your dedication and sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Linda Lamm LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

August 16, 2007

I am very sorry to hear of the death of Officer Brown. I know his family and community are in shock. I hope the coming days ahead will bring everyone together and also hope this never happens again. It is just too tragic and senseless.
Susie Cross
Barling, AR

Susie Cross
Sister of Police Officer

August 16, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with those friends and family members who are left behind and cannot follow. Rest in peace my brother in blue...we will take it from here.

Officer Adam F. Laser
Westminster City Police Department

August 16, 2007

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge Retired
Escambia CO FL SO

August 16, 2007

May you rest in peace friend. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Police Officer R. Cornelius
Frontenac Police Department

August 16, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Brown, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Shelly
Citizen

August 16, 2007

John Locke said, "I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts." Your actions speak volumes. Rest in Peace, Brother.

John E. Sheffield, Specialist
Florida Dept. of Corrections/Probation and Parole

August 16, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication to protect others. Our community will suffer greatly due to losing another one of the "good guys". My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family, your friends and with the St. Louis Police Department. May God be with all of you during this difficult time.

Deputy Juvenile Officer Trisha Naucke
Jefferson County Juvenile Office

August 16, 2007

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