Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Jimmie Deveril Norman

Bellaire Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 2012

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Reflections for Corporal Jimmie Deveril Norman

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 17, 2018

Thinking of you today, as so many more of us are taken to be with our Lord. Rest in peace brother, you will never be forgotten..

Deputy J. S. King, Bellaire PD Ret.
Waller County, Texas Constable Pct 2

February 12, 2016

Miss you every day.

Byron

February 5, 2016

RIP Sir. Praying your family has peace this holiday season. Thank you for your service. Supporting The Men-Women in Blue!

Citizen of Huntsville, Al Jennifer LeeM
Huntsville, Alabama

December 24, 2014

May God bring comfort to the family, co-workers, and friends of this hero. Please take comfort in the fact that Corporal Norman will FOREVER be a hero and will NEVER be forgotten!

SGT Mark B. Hanna, Retired
Fayetteville, AR Police Department

November 2, 2014

Thankfully, the low-life thug that took your life has been sentenced to death. Hopefully, justice will be swift in this case. Thank you for your bravery and service, Corporal Norman. God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LE SUPPORTER

October 6, 2014

R.I.P.

Deputy Jesse Casas
Harris County Sheriff's Office

July 17, 2014

R.I.P. Corp You will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deputy Salinas M.
Harris Co. Constable Pct6

December 24, 2013

Heroes live forever, Corporal Norman, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Bellaire and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 24, 2013

Godspeed Brother...You lost your life fighting the good fight and for that we are all eternally grateful. Your service is greatly appreciated and may you forever walk the beat of Heaven.

POI K. Jarrell
HPPD

February 6, 2013

A tragic loss of a coragous officer. Your didication and sacrifice will never be forgotten. My prayers are with your family. I will remember your good naturedness and great attitude.

Mike Crawford/retired
Bellaire PD Motor Officer 1980-1987

January 16, 2013

I offer my deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of Corporal Jimmie Norman. My codolencs extend to the men and women of the Bellaire Police Drpartment. Having served for 40 years in the Florida Highway Patrol, I have witnessed the loss of many troopers during my tenure and it is not easy to overcome the loss of a member in such a violent and tragic event. I can only advise you to come together and support each other and pay close attention to Corporal Norman's family. They will need your support for a long time!

Lt. Colonel (Ret) Billy Dickson
Florida Highway Patrol

January 13, 2013

R.I.P...You will never be forgotten.

Police Officer E.M. Gutierrez
Houston P.D.

January 11, 2013

RIP Brother. Our prayers are with your family. I bet the pos should have already been in prison from prior crimes but was released early or never charged.

Sgt. Steve Greiner
Pasco Sheriff's Office

January 9, 2013

Officer Norman,

Roses are red,
Violets are blue
You sacrificed for us,
We would do the same for you.

Miss Amanda Settle (10 years old)

January 9, 2013

Cpl. Norman,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bellaire. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 8, 2013

Yet another brother-in-arms lost his life doing what he loved to do, and that was being a cop. Terrible loss to his family, his community and his department. R.I.P. gallant warrior.

Investigator
Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.(ret)

January 7, 2013

Rest in Peace my brother for you are a true hero. May God wrap his arms around your family and fellow Officers in this sad time. Thank You for your service.

Trooper Scott Wernecke #958
Washington State Patrol

January 7, 2013

You are a hero. May the Department, your family & friends find peace in the fact they were privileged to love a her.

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs Police Department

January 6, 2013

Rest in peace brother; thank you for serving our beautiful Country as well as your community. God bless your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Brother, you died bravely and with dignity while striving to keep your community safe. My prayers are with you and the family you left behind. My wish is that justice will be served and that the animal that took your life and the life of the brave citizen that assisted you will ride that Long Black Train… God Bless Texas Justice… We will continue the watch from here.

Officer Luis Sarmiento
El Paso Police Department

January 6, 2013

This poem was written after getting my wife’s 19 years perspective of being a police officer’s wife.


“He Does it For You!”

He doesn’t do it for the money,
Cause surely there’s something better to do,
He says, “Someone has to do it!”
So really, he does it for you.

His eight to twelve hours is from call to call,
From a murder to a cat in a tree,
You say he’s never around when you really need him,
But without him, where would you be?

You curse him when you get a speeding ticket,
And scream there’s something better he could do,
But have you looked at how many deaths there are on the highways,
So really, he’s doing it for you.

He’s always seeing so much bad in the world,
He really doesn’t know what to do,
He wonders sometimes if it’s even worth it,
But he knows he has to do it for you.

Each day when he leaves for work,
And I always kiss him good-bye,
I don’t know if I’ll see him again,
Cause the day might be the day he dies.

So many times he comes home from work,
And I see a small tear in his eyes,
I ask him what is the problem dear?
And he says another innocent person has died.

You always say a cop isn’t human,
Cause at a tragedy he’s cool from the start,
But you don’t have to live with him,
And watch his mind and heart break apart.

I remember one hot June night at work,
His supervisor came, “Your husband’s been hurt!”, he said,
It was such a long ride to the hospital,
They wouldn’t say if he was alive or dead.

Crime is always on the increase,
The streets a battle ground,
And when one in “Blue” is slain,
At the funeral-taps will sound.

He’ll lay in a flagged draped coffin,
An honor for those who die for this land,
Just like the Army, Navy and Marines,
He died by the enemies hands.

Most ordinary citizens won’t be at the funeral,
But you’ll see plenty of people wearing blue,
You’ll see dozens of marked patrol cars,
Honoring the one who died for you.


Written by David L Bell Copyright © 1991
Retired Deputy Sheriff after over 38 years
Richland County Sheriff’s Dept
Columbia, SC

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 5, 2013

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

This may be re-posted in the Honor of his death and the death of any Law Enforcement Officer!

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 5, 2013

We honor your memory and your sacrifice and that of the brave civilian who died trying to help you. The manager was not the first nor will be the last. There should be a special place on these pages for the civilians who also gave their lives in the service of law enforcement. May your memories be a blessing.

Public Servant
City of Los Angeles

January 4, 2013

The Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy, Session 53, would like to honor the life and memory of Corporal Jimmie Norman. Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family he leaves behind. Thank you for your 26 years of service.

Recruit Frederick Warfield
Saratoga Springs Police Department

January 4, 2013

His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges 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 tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I 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 an unmanly tear.
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 often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Author unknown

May God be with everyone

Motor Officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

January 4, 2013

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