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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

My thoughts and prayers are with Senior Corporal Norman Smith's wife, children, family, friends and co-workers. I was married to Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002. I am now married to Chatom Police Officer Aaron Carpenter, and pray for his protection daily. May God richly bless you and comfort you during this time and forever. I especially pray for his wife that God will give you the wisdom and understanding that only He can provide as you begin to raise your children and help them honor and remember their dad...their HERO!! Our HERO!!!

Denise Nichols Carpenter
Alabama State Trooper Brian Nichols EOW 2/17/2002

January 16, 2009

My thoughts are with the "G-UNIT" and friends safe. Sr. CPL. N.SMITH rest well buddy we got you


January 15, 2009

Officer Smith,

Thank you for your sacrifice and may God be with your family because we will be there for them. You have done your duty rest in peace we have it from here.

Henderson County Sheriff Dept.

January 15, 2009

It is with great love and sympathy that our hearts and prayers go out to the family of Senior Corporal Norman Smith of the Dallas Police Dept. May God's presence be with those who loved you so and Sir, Thank you for serving us proudly as a member of the Thin Blue Line. God Bless always and keep you in His loving presence for all eternity.

Margaret Hood
Citizens Watch

January 15, 2009

May God continue to wrap His loving arms of grace, peace and strength around your wife, children, family, and police family. As the daughter of a retired police officer and mother of a police officer, I appreciated your servanthood to Dallas and your willingness to do the wonderful service you did. It is a difficult profession that only the best need to consider, you were one of them. Thank you.

Irving Police Officer

January 15, 2009

I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to get to know Senior Corporal Norman Smith through other Gang Unit officers. I am pretty close with quite a few officers in the unit and I know the Gang Unit has suffered two tremendous losses in the last six years.

Norman...a/k/a Big Russian.... thank you for serving and protecting because of you our world is safer! You have left a legacy and touched so many peoples lives. You are an amazing person and you will never be forgotten. I know that Rick, a/k/a Pat Metzler (EOW 10/23/02 Gang Unit), was waiting to greet you on the other side when you went home, and I am sure he was there with a big smile and hug to welcome his brother home!!

I know you are watching over everyone and keeping them are home now... it's to rest your weary feet.

To the Gang Unit.......thank you for risking your live's every day and though you have suffered two tremendous losses,I know you will continue to come together as the tight knit family that you are and move forward to continue making our streets safer. THANK YOU G-UNIT!!!

To Norman's family.......I keep you in my prayer's and know that so many people are here to support you. I know it's difficult but just know with time...alot of time...things get a little easier. He may not physically be here but he is definitely here in spirit. Thank you for sharing Norman with us!! Because of him...this world is a better place...Norman truly was a HERO!!!!

God Bless!!!

Friend of the DPD G-UNIT

January 15, 2009

To family, friends and fellow officers. This saddens me so to see another great hero lost doing what he had a great passion to do. I know your pain, everything reminds you of him, even the way the sun comes up in the morning. You do not walk alone. We are thinking of you and hope each memory helps to heal your heart and sole. Senior Corporal Norman Smith from what I have read about you, you are one of a kind. Honorable, full of courage and a great man. God has another hero in heaven. With my deepest sympathy from my family to yours.

P.O. Grant Janse E.O.W 9-10-08

January 15, 2009

I am so very sorry for your loss. There is nothing one can say at a time like this, except that God will see you all through this tough time. My condolences to his family and friends and God bless you all.

Rusty Cox, CID Secretary
Asheville P.D., Asheville, NC

January 15, 2009

It saddens me that this great man,
will never see his family and friends again,
never see another sunrise,never breath the fresh air or walk on this earth again, protecting us.

Richard Delaney - Dublin Ireland


January 15, 2009

Corporal Smith;

Your watch is now over. You are relieved of the many burdens and responsibilities the job has conveyed to you over these many years. Know this my brother, you served well and will be rewarded for your efforts. Go now and recieve the rest and rewards of a soldier who fought the good fight and know in your heart that you have brothers and sisters who will continue to follow in your footsteps. God Bless you.

Deputy David L Dean
Jefferson County Sheriff Office

January 15, 2009

Senior Corporal Smith,

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. You will NOT be forgotten.

My sincere condolences go out to the Smith family, friends and the Dallas Police Department.

Cpl. D. W. Reichhardt
Uniform Patrol Division
Waverly, Va. Police Department

Corporal D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. Police Department

January 14, 2009

That Is Dying

I am standing upon the seashore. A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze and starts for the blue ocean. She is an object of beauty and strength. I stand and watch her until at length she hangs like a speck of white cloud just where the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, “There, she is gone!”

“Gone where?”

Gone from my sight. That is all. She hangs as large in mast and hull and spar as she was when she left my side and she is able to bear her load of living freight to her destined port.

Her diminished size is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says, “There, she is gone!”, there are other eyes watching her coming, and other voices ready to take up the glad shout, “Here she comes!”

And that is dying!

Rest in Peace. God Bless The Smith Family


January 14, 2009

May God give you all the strength to get you through this most difficult time. Rest in peace Corporal Smith and may you shine down upon us all and keep us safe.

PoliceOfficer L.Garcia
Los Angeles Police Department

January 14, 2009

"Greater love hath no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friends!" John 15:13 Rest in peace, your brothers and sister has the watch now. God bless his family through this time of loss.

State Correctioal Officer
ky Dept Of Coorrections

January 14, 2009

I met a man on the streets the other night. He wasn't the good sort. More the other that we officers have to deal with. As I finished patting him down for weapons and turned him around he actually had tears in his eyes. I asked him what was wrong and he shook his head at first. He couldn't wipe his eyes, he was in hand cuffs. I assumed he was upset to be going to jail. As I sat him down in the back up my squad car and he looked up at me, the tears streaming down his cheeks now and he asked me, "Did you know Russian?" I didn't understand, but I shook me head that, yes I did. He said, "I never cried for no cop before, but Russian, Russian saved my life. I will never forget that big man. I'm sorry for your loss, I hope god protects you." Never in my life had I experienced that, and I didn't know what to say, I just nodded my head. After that I could hardly control myself, I had to stand at the back of the car and cry. Never in my life would I have thought of that kind of caring would come for one of my brothers. Norm you are so very missed. I know your watching us all, because that is what you do. Who you are. Your in our hearts, always and forever.

Dallas PD

January 14, 2009

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you're family and I just asked that God be with them in their time of healing.


January 13, 2009

It Saddens My Heat To See My Fellow Brother Has Made The Ultimate Sacrafice While Doing The Job That Nobody Else Wants To Do. God Be With You And Your Family, For I Know You Are At The Right Hand Of GOD!

Cpl. Conyers

Corporal C.E. Conyers
Clearwater Police Department

January 13, 2009

Corporal Norman Smith was a hero. He was a great officer who stood so valliantly and will be missed by many. My prayers go out to the family and fellow officers. Rest in peace, my dear brother. May Justice be served in this horrific death!

reserve Officer marie Teel
Grayson Sheriffs Department volunteer Academy

January 13, 2009


You were respected by not only the officers who knew you, but by the people on the streets. I can't tell you how many times I heard "I have already been pulled over today by Big Russian" while working in South Dallas. I looked up to you and hope to be half the officer you were. R.I.P Brother, I am grateful to have known you. Watch over us...

Dallas Pd

January 13, 2009

Normally we look forward to the firsts of the year. The first marriage, the first birth, all these are highly anticipated. It is with great sadness that I learned of this first of the year. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Corporal Smith's family, friends, and the men and women of the Dallas Police Department. Our thin blue line became a little thinner today. Corporal Smith, rest in peace.

Mickey Huber, Deputy Sheriff (Res)
Butte County Sheriff's Office

January 13, 2009

Rest in peace Brother Norman, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (Retired)
Sand Springs PD OK

January 13, 2009

thank you. you made a difference.

Gods Police Department

January 13, 2009

Like many, My first thoughts were "Oh, NO.. Not Dallas again"

My Heartfelt condolances to the Family and Friends of Senior Corporal Norman Smith.

Here, We still stuggle with the loss of Dallas Officer Brian H. Jackson EOW 2005.

The loss of any good officer is always so hard to handle.

So We look to find anything good to say.

Are We better for having had them with us, no matter how short the tenure --> Yes.

Is the World a better place for them having been here --> Yes.

Did they both set a High Standard for others that follow to emulate? --> Yes.

Legacy based on Respect is timeless.

Rest in Peace.

Retired Patrol Officer Kevin R. Gallup
Charlestown PD, Charlestown RI

January 13, 2009



January 13, 2009

God is holding you. Your brothers are hurting, I saw it in their eyes. Your wife sure does love you, I felt a only a sliver of her pain in my heart, it was unbearable. Our DPD family will carry the torch for you and your family now, your service was not in vain. I can't wait to meet you in heaven, for your blue has turned to gold. You laid down your life for your friends and to protect the weak, what a great gift in the eyes of the Lord.

Wife of DPD officer

January 12, 2009

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