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Senior Corporal Norman Stephen Allen Smith

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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Reflections for Senior Corporal Norman Stephen Allen Smith

Sr. Cpl. Smith,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dallas. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Marine!

Mike Casey U.S. Border Patrol
1/8(Bravo&H&S Company)’85-‘89

Michael Casey
United States Border Patrol

January 6, 2019

Scripture assures us that, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called [children] of God.” Matthew 5:9 ESV and “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13 ESV.

Rev. Dr. Steven Robert Closs, DD, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DD, MSBS
Merrimack NH Police Department

July 29, 2018

RIP and thank you for your service and dedicatikn

Captain P. M. Larkin
Galveston County Pct. 1

April 2, 2018

You’re always in ours prayers. God bless you, your family, and fellow officers.

Special Agent in Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

January 7, 2018

God bless you and your family my brother. Rest in Peace.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 7, 2017

Rest well my brother.

N.Y.P.D. Lt. Ray Flores (Ret.)

January 7, 2017

Sir, I did research on you for my academy class. RIP. You will not be forgotten.

PO Trainee I Luis Zacarias
DPD

November 11, 2016

First, I open with this caveat, I am a horrible friend. I can not believe I just learned of this tragedy. It is most certainly a tragedy loosing such a good person. When I served with him in the United States Marine Corps between 1985-1989, we, his friends, called him Stormin' Norman. He was larger than life, a huge guy who managed a great smile. I am saddened I lost touch with my Marine Corps brothers, and saddened even more that Norman is no longer with. God Bless you and yours, brother. Rest in peace. A co. 1/8 always.

Sergeant Alejandro Rivera Jr.
New York City Police Department

June 9, 2016

Senior Corporal Smith, I don't know you personally but I have family working in government positions who interacted with you regularly. I have heard nothing but nice things about you. It is a shame that some piece of garbage took your life. Thank you for your service. R.IP.

Anonymous

April 25, 2016

I knew Norm and worked with him out of SE from 1990 until I left Dallas PD for Aurora PD In Colorado in 1994. A big always smiling funny guy. I was so proud when he and his wife came to my farewell party and he announced he had been selected to the gang unit. He was a good guy and a great COP. Good bless you and your loved ones Norm.

Patrol officer David Johnson
Aurora PD Colorado

December 21, 2015

Just watched an episode of the First 48 Hours and as it ended they had dedicated the episode in memory of you. I was curious to know why so i Googled your name and sadly found out that you were killed in the line of duty by some piece of garbage. As a former Marine myself I pray for you and your family. This unfortunate nightmare keeps occurring all of the time all over our country but you will never be forgotten for your service.
Steve Simon Akron, Ohio

Steve Simon
USMC Brotherhood

July 19, 2015

I can remember being a rookie at SE. Norm and I worked at the same station, during that time. Sometimes I had my young son with me. Norm would laugh and play with him. Fast forward, my son was 19. I had just left the department to serve in Afghanistan. Norm ran into my son, while sweeping a hot area. He found my business card (from when I was a detective) in my son's wallet. Things got hot for my son, then. "Aren't you.. son boy if you don't get your butt out of here..." That single action saved my son's life. Today he is a husband and father. I am forever grateful to Norm and the memory of him not only being a soldier and officer, but a positive male role model as well. RIP

Former Sr. Corporal Chari Collins
Dallas Police Department

July 16, 2015

Going to come visit you today. Ill bring the radio so you can hear some radio traffic again. Continue to rest easy.

Explorer Vincent DeLuna
Dallas Police

January 6, 2015

10 - 42 God Bless . Thank-you for your Service

Rick
Thin Blue Line

September 9, 2014

I watch the First 48 all the time. And then one day I stop seeing
Officer Smith. I wondered where he was. I didn't know his name but I missed seeing him. Then one day I noticed that at the end of one of the First 48 episode it was dedicated to him. I didn't see his picture so I was hoping it wasn't him. Tonight I was looking up BK Nelson and found an article about how he died. I found a picture of him on line. Lord Lord I hate that you had to go, but from me to you and your family you are really missed. Rest in peace.

christine
Viewer of the First 48

February 9, 2014

You were the first Dallas Officer killed in the line of duty when I was in basic as the freshman class. Our recruit class donated flowers and put them on your "batmobile." I did not know you personally, but all I hear are good things. You won't be forgotten. RIP.

Police Officer
Dallas Police Department

August 17, 2013

Semper Fi my brother, rest in peace.

Cpl Scott J. Parker
USMC 1984-1988

April 2, 2013

I served in the Marine Corps with Cpl. Smith (Smitty), we were members of A Co. 1/8. Smitty was one of the nicest person that I have known. I still remember that day, like it was yesterday. Rest in peace my brother. Semper Fi!

P/O Jaime Velazquez
Clifton Police Dept, New Jersey

February 21, 2013

Sr. Cpl. Smith,
I served in 1/8 from '85-'89 first with Bravo and later H&S. I remembered when I first read about you being shot and seeing your picture and reading about you serving in the USMC I thought you looked familiar. It wasn't until I read some of the last reflections from fellow Marines who also served in 1/8 that I looked in my WESTPAC book and realized that was you. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol

January 6, 2013

RIP MY BROTHER IN THE GANG UNIT YOU WILL ARE MISSED!!

PATRICK G. OELKE

August 29, 2012

I was watching The First 48 and saw a small second of Cpl. Smith getting ready to go do what I'm sure he loved to do. RIP BRO WE GOT IT FROM HERE!!!!

Deputy Martin Lee
Columbia County Sheriff's Office

June 7, 2012

I knew Norman while in the Marine Corps,he came to A co,!bn,8TH Marines shortly after we returned from Beruit Lebanon in late 83 if memory serves,He was one of the greatest examples of a leader I had ever known,got along with everyone regardless of race color or creed,I am still truly heart broken and cannot imagine that hes gone,but I honor his memory on this posting,and his family.Semper Fidelis--Keith L

keith d lewis
USMC

April 26, 2012

Though I did not know Officer Smith, I would like to offer my condolences. It is hearbreaking that such an honorable man was taken from his loved ones in such a senseless way.To his wife and children, your husband/father was a hero. May he rest in peace.

Kara Koziol Berge

April 24, 2012

Dear Senior Corporal Smith,

I had the esteem pleasure of meeting your wife and daughter during Police Week here in the DC area in 2010. They know, as well as all of us know that us losing you was not in vain and will never be forgotten. I wear a "HEROES LIVE FOREVER" band on my left wrist. Your daughter looked at that and said, "My Dad was a hero." I told her, "You're damn right, your Dad *IS* a hero and don't let anyone ever tell you different." I never take this wristband off and I never will. I will be buried wearing it in the memory of every single name on the wall.

Rest in Peace my brother, we got it from here.

Officer Aaron Fisher
Alexandria Police Department

February 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the third anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was also your fellow Marine so I also thankmyou for your service in the Corps and bid you semper fi.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I hold Regina and your other family members in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 6, 2012

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