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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

Lord Jesus, as we watch America’s Peace Officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, Shot and Killed in the Line-of-Duty, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the peace officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scriptures on Law Enforcement’s Mission:

“For the policeman [peace officer] does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman [peace officer] is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he [the peace officer] will have you punished. He [the peace officer] is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should.” [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

[Jesus Said,] “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 ESV]

And he [Jesus] said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.” [Luke 23:43 ESV]

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
Ordained Christian Global Outreach Minister No. 36526
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry

January 9, 2024

Norman Smith or as I called him, Smitty, was my friend and fellow Marine. Smitty and I served together with 1st Battalion, 8th Marines in the mid to late 80's. Sadly, we lost touch with one another when we both left the Marines. I just recently learned that Smitty had been killed in the line of duty with the Dallas Police Dept. This is heart breaking. Smitty was a good man, a gentle giant. I know he is missed. Rest In Peace my friend.

Corporal Timothy Myers
United States Marine Corps

January 25, 2023

There is just too much violence in this country. The youth have no regard to human life. We need to bring Jesus Christ back to this country. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Kathi Lee

December 11, 2019

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

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.


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

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.

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



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

April 26, 2012

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