Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

Rip! Norman! I Miss You Sooooo Much! You Was Such A Good Friend, Your Wife Mrs. Regina Smith! In Your Kids, In Family In Friends Miss You Soooooo much! In We Want Ever 4Get You. I Love You! Rip.

Gwendolyn Boston
Friend

January 6, 2012

Norm, God has called you home in an unfortunate manner. I remember those days while you were in the Marine Corps, as we served together for two years. I am deeply saddened by your early exit, to your wife and children, your husband, dad was a very special man. Those of us that had served with Norm will carry on in his memory. Gods Speed and Semper Fi my brother.

Eric Shedd
USMC Retired

December 19, 2011

Norman was a proud Husband and Father who loved his wife, Regina, dearly. She was the apple of his eye. We ask you Lord, in Jesus name to give her peace this Holiday Season. We love you Regina, Wishing you and your Family a Merry Christmas! Barbara and Chynna

Barbara McLendon and family
Sister in Christ, friend of the family

December 10, 2011

CPL Smitty was an awesome Marine and friend. It saddens my heart to know he's gone. Though we haven't remained in touch over the years, it was comforting just to know all your comrades were still out there. He will be sadly missed. There is no comfort that can ever be extracted from this situation but its nice to know the scumbag that murdered him will rot in prison.

LCPL Villone
U.S.M.C.

May 13, 2011

Just saw The First48 tonite and caught a surprise glimpse of SrCpl. Smith...Rest in Peace Valiant Hero...

Ofcr. M.Mosley
Jackson,MS.PD.

February 8, 2011

On Corp. Smith's 2nd anniversary, we remember his brave act and his ultimate sacrifice.
It will never be the same, but we know that he gave his all.

Mother of a Fallen Deputy

Anonymous

January 6, 2011

Corporal Smith, as a patrol officer helped my son,who at the time was in a drug infested area.He ran him out of the area and ,told him he was not the type of Guy to be over there.Each time he told him,my son finally started to see what Corp Smith,known on the street as the White Russian,was trying to do,help him.I will miss you Corporal
Smith,the Community misses you and we know Regina misses you. rest in Peace.

Anonymous

May 13, 2010

It was my privilege to wear Officer Smith's name on my race number in the Washington DC National Police Week 5k race today. May he be the last officer who's name is added to a race number. My hope is that all officers are safe and well. Thank you for all you do. JB

Janet Beer

May 8, 2010

In January of 2008, I was waiting in a district attorney’s workroom for the punishment trial of two defendants that had plead guilty in attempt to work the system. These two had gone on a rampage throughout the city I worked in. In a single night, they committed five aggravated robberies that we know of, all at shotgun and pistol point. When I learned that they plead guilty and that I was there for sentencing that would be imposed by the Judge, I felt powerless. There was nothing more I could do. I had done a lot to prove whodunnit and they just stood up and said they did it. You were sharing the workroom with me that morning. You know this was not unusual since the courts typically scheduled multiple trials for the day. I remember you as a large chested man with the pale blue eyes that contrasted a sort of olive complexion. When it became obvious that the punishment phase of my case would be going, I wondered why you were still there. We talked for a bit and I learned you were there for my defendants. It turned out you had seen some pictures we seized from one of the defendants’ cameras and noticed certain tattoos, clothing, signs, symbols and gestures which indicated they were gang related. A key fact that had gone entirely unnoticed by me, a young officer whose exposure to gangs was mostly limited at the time. When the defense attorney tried to paint the defendants as desperate young men short on rent money, your expert testimony showed that these young men were in fact affiliated with a gang and fascinated by a lifestyle involving guns and violence. As a part of the plea deal, the defense had put a cap on the maximum sentence the defendants could receive from the judge. The judge gave them both every day of the capped sentence. Just another day exacting justice for you. One of many for you to be sure. Thank you for that day and every day you served.

It is an honor to ride in your memory in the Inaugural Law Enforcement United Road to Hope.

Otis Kue
Carrollton PD

May 6, 2010

Still think about you ever time I walk by your office. You are missed brotha.

Anonymous

January 14, 2010

Officer Smith Rest in peace

Anonymous

January 7, 2010

On the first anniversary of Senior Corporal Smith's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Senior Corporal Smith is not forgotten.

Sergeant Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

January 6, 2010

To YOU Norm - we MISS YOU!

The Policeman stood and faced his 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.
Cause 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 awful tough.

But I never took a penny
that wasn't mine to keep...
Though I've worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help.
Though at times, 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 silence all around the Throne,
where the Saints had often trod,
As the Policeman waited quietly
for the judgement of his God.

"STEP FORWARD NOW, POLICEMAN.
YOU'VE BORNE YOUR
BURDENS WELL.
COME WALK A BEAT
ON HEAVEN'S STREETS.
YOU'VE DONE YOUR TIME IN HELL."

Officer and Wife
Dallas PD

January 6, 2010

To Sr. Cpl. Norman Smith, his family and his fellow officers with the Dallas Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Sr. Cpl. Smith’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Sr. Cpl. Smith and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

January 6, 2010

I'm working yet another Christmas, but I'm reminded that you no longer have that luxury. Thank you for your service and best wishes to your family. Merry Christmas Cor. Smith.

ofc
CPD Florida

December 25, 2009

My heartfelt condolences to the loss of Mr. Smith. I was watching First 48 last night and at the end it showed in memory of Sr. Corporal Smith. It was sad since I live on the west coast and always watch this show I had no idea that he had passed

Anonymous

December 18, 2009

Being at your funeral it was obvious that you touched many lives. Your love for your wife and family was evident and powerful. Thank you for your service.

1756
CSPD

November 28, 2009

Thanks for your dedication to law enforcement.
God Bless.

Sincerely,
Cpl. Jon Lowder of Monroe, NC

Corporal Jon Lowder
Union County Sheriff's Office

November 21, 2009

Just heard about this tragic loss on my former school Website Duke of Yorks Royal Military School, Dover, England.
Not only are you a fellow Police Officer you are also a fellow Dukie.
You are a hero and made the ultimate sacrifice for the community you served. God bless you and may you rest in internal peace.
"Stand up Dukies"
from
You English Brother and fellow Dukie.

PC Dave Stubbs
Staffordshire Police, UK

November 8, 2009

RIP BROTHER, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE CITY OF DALLAS

SGT. MARCO ROBLES
MCKINNEY POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 1, 2009

GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY !
REST IN PEACE BROTHER....

CORPORAL JON LOWDER
UNION COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

September 30, 2009

HEY NORM. I RAN INTO SOME OF YOUR FELLOW DALLAS OFFICERS, ON YET ANOTHER HONOR FUNCTION.THEY WERE ON THE RIFLE DETAIL AT YOUR AND WE SPOKE OF YOU AND YOUR INFLUENCE ON THE GUYS IN DALLAS. JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW, EVEN IN THE OUT LYING AREAS OF OKLAHOMA, PEOPLE ARE STILL TALKIN ABOUT NORM. YOUR STILL REMEMBERED IN A HONORABLE WAY AND THAT HAS TO BRING SOME MEASURE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY. OH, AND I THINK THOSE RIFLE DETAIL GUYS ARE GONNA JOIN US IN HONORING FALLEN OFFICERS IN A ROAD MARCH TO BENEFIT KIDS NEXT YEAR HERE IN OKLAHOMA, AND WOULDN'T THAT BE SOMETHING, TO KNOW THE OFFICERS ARE HELPING SPECIAL KIDS, WHILE HONORING A FRIEND. SO WHILE YOUR WATCHING OVER THEM, KNOW THEY ARE STILL REMEMBERING THEIR FRIEND IN SPECIAL WAYS. BEING ON THE HONOR GUARD AND ATTENDING WAY TOO MANY FUNERALS, ITS SAD, BUT I CAN NOW GET A GOOD FEEL FOR WHAT TYPE OF PERSON THE OFFICER WAS IN LIFE, AND I GOTTA SAY, FROM WHAT I HEARD IN TESTIMONY AT YOUR SERVICE, YOU WERE ONE HELLVA GUY. REST IN PEACE BROTHER, YOUR BROTHERS OUT HERE AND IN DALLAS WILL TAKE THE WATCH FROM HERE AS YOU WATCH OVER US ALL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN PEACE...NO GREATER LOVE...GINA, I STILL PRAY FOR YOUR STRENGHT TO WALK THROUGH EACH DAY WITH YOUR HEAD HELD HIGH, YOU HAD AND STILL HAVE SOMETHING TO BE PROUD OF IN NORM.

SGT FREEMAN. 1368
OCPD HONOR GUARD

August 6, 2009

Norman
I would like to thank you for your sacrifice to this great nation. Its so sad to see this. May you R.I.P

Pvt Pflager
US ARMY MP

July 22, 2009

Its nice to know you are not forgotten as well as the ultimate sacrifice you gave. I was watching "The First 48" and Im extremely pleased you are still being honored. May God bless your family and give them strength. Thank you!!

Aileen Rios
Daughter of Fallen Officer Ray Rios Jr EOW 9-4-05

July 14, 2009

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there... I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow...
I am the diamond glints on snow...
I am the sunlight on ripened grain...
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight...
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there... I did not die...

Anonymous

July 10, 2009

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