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

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...


July 10, 2009

It is with sorrow that I just today have learned of the death of the son of a former colleague. I left the Royal Military Police in 1970 when Norman Jnr would have been only about 4 yrs old. I then joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary and in the course of my service lost many friends ands colleagues due to terrorists. Norman has been robbed of his life in the line of duty. Please pass on my condolences to his wife and mother who may remember me from the days when I served with Norman Snr in 28th Commonwealth Infantry Brigade Provost Unit (RMP) in Malaya

James Close

James (Paddy) Close
ex RMP and RUC (GC)

June 20, 2009

I learned of the passing of this officer from watching THE FIRST 48. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and the Dallas PD.

Detective- Retired
PD Aurora, Colorado

June 12, 2009

Rest in peace brother.

M. Palko

May 17, 2009

Rest in Peace, Corporal Smith. I felt like I knew you after seeing you on several episodes of " The First 48 ". Thank you for your service to the citizens of Dallas, and the Republic of Texas. Gangs are a problem that only the most tenacious Officers want to work, " Thank You " for your tenacity. My prayers go out to your family, friends and fellow officers. We will honor your memory each and every day as we go forth to prevail over evil. Rest now my friend in the arms of the Lord.

Police Officer Adam Carpenter P# 3942
Las Vegas Metro P.D.

May 8, 2009

God bless you. Although I never knew you, I saw you on a tv show and felt as if I did know you. You will be where it is safe now.

Police Officer C. A. Moran
West Point Police Department , Virginia

April 2, 2009

I am keeping you family in my thoughts and prayers. I am sorry for your loss..
sister of Deputy Harold Michael Altman EOW 1/30/07

marcia altman-grandstaff

March 27, 2009

Rest in Peace... Your brothers and sisters have the watch. God bless you families.

Officer Daniel Means
Salem Ohio Auxilliary Police Dept.

March 26, 2009

Rest in Peace Brother. You will not be forgotten. May God Bless your family!

Officer Rachel Prieto
AP&P/Utah Department of Corrections

March 22, 2009

I still miss you Norm, I think about you everyday... So many things have happened since you died that I wish I could tell you... hopefully I can tell you one day. RIP and thank you for everything! I will never forget you.


March 21, 2009

God bless you and your family.

Rest Easy Brother...

MCO II: Ryan Fowler
Georgia DPS - Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

March 15, 2009

Thank you for your service. May God Bless your family in their time of sorrow. May God Bless you on your final journey home for your well deserved rest. Your tour of duty may have ended but your service will never be forgotten. God Bless you for your service and while your watching over your family from above remember to keep a watch over your other family in blue.

Officer Robert Prestin
Belton P.D. Belton, Tx

March 10, 2009

I had left an earlier reflection for Norman, but after learning that he was a Marine, I had to visit again and say Semper Fi. My son Larry is your brother in green as well as in blue.

Regina, you and your children are in my heart's embrace today.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD (CA), eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 27, 2009

Rest in piece brother, we have the watch. God Bless your family and friends left behind.

Sergeant Mark Davie
Oregon State Police

February 15, 2009

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Senior Corporal Norman Smith,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Senior Corporal Norman Smith. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Senior Corporal Jorman Smith is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network


February 15, 2009

I am so sorry for your loss, no family members should ever have to go through the death of a spouse or father. This memorial is a place we all as law enforcement should visit regularly to remind us how quick life can change.

Deputy Robert Watkins #533
Summit County Sheriff's Office,Ohio

February 13, 2009

Please know that your family is in my prayers. It has been 2 1/2 years since an officer friend of mine was killed in the line of duty. Know that time will heal wounds as he will never be forgotten and will always live within your hearts. God Bless


February 11, 2009

My native State of Texas will certainly never be the same nor the streets of my home town Dallas. Rest in peace brother, although justice in this life is not always just, those who are responsible owe a debt that will be collected on judgement day. God bless you sir.

Detective Michael Harris
Fresno California Police Department

February 7, 2009

R.I.P. Brother. I have been in the same position as you in a gang/narcotics unit and thank you for doing a job that few of us choose to take on.
My Thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and department.

Sgt. Brian Owens
New Ellenton Police Department K-9 Operations

February 7, 2009

Very sorry for the family's loss. May he rest in peace.

Retired Police Officer
New York City Transit Police Department

February 6, 2009

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be called children of God.

One who misses anouther hero

February 5, 2009

While those of us that share this crazy profession with you and your loved ones will miss you I know that God will be happy to have you posted at the gates of Heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with the family, loved ones, and leo family of this brave hero.

Patrol Officer
Bristol Virginia P.D.

February 5, 2009

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for a friend.

Harold Hutchison POlice Officer Retired
Huntsville Alabama POlice Dept

February 2, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Rest Easy.

Cindy, Arkansas
Sister of slain Officer Randy Basnett, EOW 9-24-1976

January 31, 2009

I was on patrol when I got the text from another officer just a little after 8:00pm Jan. 6,2009.
"A detective friend of mine with D.P.D. just sent me a message that one of their officers a Norm Smith is down..."
I texted back and asked "...what division?"
The replay was "...gang unit."
I started to tear up.
Like all other officers that didn't know you I still hurt.
I prayed right there and then for you and your family.
Then shortly after that I got the text about your death.
It seemed wierd the busy radio traffic of Collin County went quite for what seemed like an eternity.
I prayed some more, thought of your family and your fellow officers. I thought of my cousin, a DPD Assistant Chief and a one time commander of the Gang Unit. I felt his pain.
As the days went on your Chief, fellow officers and even the media glorified you, and deservdly so.
Norman, you are a shinning example of what all of us who got into this profession strive to be. The way you balanced your service to the city, department, unit, and more importantly your wife. You are a Hero to cops and an "Idol" to man.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Vasquez
Josephine, TX Police Dept.

January 30, 2009

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