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

It disheartens me to see a fellow brother fall. Especially in my hometown. Ofc.Brown you did your duty and gave the ultimate sacrifice you could give for your community.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God

Officer Brown's Family my prays are with you and know he did every great for the community with you as he base of support.

Police Officer
Arizona

September 3, 2007

At such a young age, such a tragic and terrible loss. When one of US goes down, it hits us all hard, GOD BE WITH YOU.
THANK YOU!!

1st Class Police Constable SARUDI,Viktor
Toronto Police Service

September 2, 2007

Rest In Peace Brother. Your family and friends are in my prayers.

Officer Dwight Rackley
Louisville Metro PD, Louisville, KY

September 2, 2007

Choices

Two children grew up on the north side of the city,
The neighborhood impoverished, life wasn't always pretty,
Both were frustrated on the streets where they stood,
They both made choices, one evil, one good.

The good man’s choice made a change for the best,
By serving his community with a badge on his chest.
The other made a choice to be bitter and hate,
And to travel the wrong road, instead of traveling the straight.

The good man impact was felt all around,
On the streets and in the neighborhood, they loved Norvelle Brown,
He vowed to protect, and he vowed to serve,
And he was making a difference around every curve,

The man who held anger, and evil, and spite,
Held all these things with all of his might,
He decided one day to let that anger outside,
And that fateful night, the two paths did collide,

The good man accepted a gun a year before,
When he finished his training, and crossed through that door,
To become a policeman and proudly wear the blue,
And take that old neighborhood, and make something new.

The man with the anger that ran through his veins,
Sought out a gun for reasons insane,
He wanted to hurt the very man that was there,
To protect him and his, from tragedy and despair,

That night in the neighborhood there was a loud sound,
And then the fine young officer hit the ground,
And evil had triumphed, but just for a minute,
Because Officer Brown’s heart had much more in it,

And all the folks saw it, as they learned of this man,
His heart was full of love for his fellow man,
If we all take a lesson from this awesome young man,
we should all try to help, and do what we can,

God’s intent was clear why he gave us Norvelle Brown,
It wasn’t just to protect, but to heal this town,
God took him back quickly, a short time here he spent,
He had completed his watch brilliantly, and to Heaven he went.

And God left the other, to hopefully find his way home,
To learn from his mistakes, and on wrong paths not roam,
And rid his mind and heart of the anger that would make,
A young man kill another, a valued life he did take.

And God left us here also, as we should be part of the movement,
And although we don’t harbor evil, there is room for improvement.
It is easy to sit back, enjoy life, and judge,
But if you aren’t part of the solution, you might take this nudge,

Officer Brown’s death was a lesson learned that day,
So understand the choices along the way,
Some take the path of least resistant, and the wrong path some may roam,
But the man who takes the honorable path, will always find his way home.

God bless you, Officer Brown! Thank you for your service.

A thankful citizen

September 1, 2007

Without any doubt, you touched the lives of so many. I thank Norvelle's family for their sacrifice and please know you will always be in our prayers. I know Officer Brown will always be with us in spirit. May God bless you, your family & freinds.

Officer Jon C. Drummond
Az. Dept of Public Safety

August 31, 2007

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Officer Brown -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Officer Brown -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

August 30, 2007

ALL I COULD SAY WAS "LORD HAVE MERCY" THE MORNING I HEARD THAT A OFFICER HAD BEEN KILLED, I DIDN'T KNOW IT WOULD BE HIM , HE WAS ONLY 22 I AM 23 MYSELF AND IT IS JUST SO WRONG THAT SOMEONE COULD DO THIS. I DIDN'T KNOW HIM PERSONALLY BUT I HAVE SEEN HIM AT CHURCH A COUPLE OF TIMES.HIS SPIRIT FROM HIS PICTURES REALLY TOUCHES MY HEART.


KARLA WASHINGTON
CIRCLE OF LIGHT CHURCH MEMBER

Karla Washington
Circle Of Light Church Member

August 30, 2007

God be with you.

Detective
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

August 29, 2007

Just wanted to let the family of Norvelle Brown and all of his fellow police officers we are saddened of the news of his death. We live in Cahokia, Il and lost of our own officers in April of 2006. We can understand the grief that comes with losing a son, a friend, and a fellow officer. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Sonya Rhoten
Cahokia, IL

Sonya Rhoten
citizen

August 29, 2007

"The Monument"

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price to pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

- Sgt. George Hahn, L.A.P.D.

rest in peace brother

Dep. Peshoff
C.P.S.O.

August 29, 2007

Thank you officer Brown for giving your life in the service of our country and her citizens. Your family has paid a high price for our safety. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this time of grief. God Bless you in heaven.

Patricia Burke Resmini
Ronkonkoma, NY

August 28, 2007

May the Lord comfort your family and friends and give you eternal peace in that special place reserved for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
RIP Brother.

Ptlmn. James Murray
Chicago Police Department - Retired

August 28, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother! A job well done.

Officer McCloud
Mesquite Police Department

August 28, 2007

Rest in peace my brother. We keep the watch going for you.

August 27, 2007

Rest in peace my brother. We keep the watch going for you.

August 27, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer

August 27, 2007

I am truly sadened by the loss of this Police Officer. I wish his family well. God has blessed those that are willing to leave the world a better place than what they found it.

Patrolman Randy Herbert
Blackfoot Police Dept.

August 26, 2007

Thank you for your duty and service. You will never be forgotten brother - lest we forget

PO William Pataky
Yonkers New York PD

August 26, 2007

I proudly tell my daughters about the bravery of men and women like you. I hope your family views this site and realizes how many lives you touched. You made a difference with your life choices.

The Essig Family
St. Louis, Missouri

August 25, 2007

All of Boston thanks you for your brave service

PO MICHAEL CONNOLLY
Boston Police Department

August 25, 2007

To the Brown Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. I lost my dad on August 5, 2007 in a vehicle pursuit. Think of the good memories and take one day at a time.

Lainey Estis
Port Barre,Louisiana

Lainey Richard Estis
Daughter to Chief David Richard,Port Barre, LA

August 25, 2007

My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to your family, friends, fellow brother and sister officers, entire department, and to the citizens whom you so honorably served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for.God speed your young and gentle soul, as I know the angels carried you high into the heavens above , where as God has you in his tender loving care, 10-4 forever more.God Bless!

Police Dispatcher Sara Singleton
Howard County Maryland Police Communications 911 Center

August 24, 2007

Officer Brown,I Did Not Know You But By Your Picture I Can Tell You Were A Fine Young Man, Rest In Peace And God Bless You.

Glenn Duncan
Private Citizen

August 24, 2007

God Bless your family through this terrible tragedy. Thank you Officer Brown for your service, though your career was cut short by an irrational and sensless act, the service you gave is not forgotten nor taken for granted. Your family will be in my prayers.

Officer
Kentucky Vehicle Enforcement

August 24, 2007

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

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