Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Charles Edward Norton

Richmond County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, September 20, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant Charles Edward Norton

A Prayer for the Mourning:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’
Numbers 6:24-26

Chaplain Alex Pickens III
Lansing, MI

October 20, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sergeant Norton. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 19, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 5, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden (Retired)

October 3, 2020

RIP Brother

Retired Patrol Cpl. Thomas Lanning
Carroll county sheriff's office Ga

October 2, 2020

Love you pops. RIP! You will always live through me

Officer Eric Norton
DOJ/Son

October 1, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Sergeant Norton.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

September 30, 2020

RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

September 30, 2020

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

September 29, 2020

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

September 28, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

September 28, 2020

Rest In Peace

Po Shaun Walters
Nypd

September 28, 2020

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Richmond County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

September 27, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Charles Norton. You are a true hero.

Jamie D Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office, Retired

September 27, 2020

Thank you Sergeant Norton for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Georgia. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

September 27, 2020

Thank you for your service . God watch over all of your family and brothers and sisters in blue. I’m so sorry for your loss .

Special Police Officer Art DeVre
Clark Police Dept.

September 26, 2020

My deepest condolences to the Norton family and friends. ret Officer Thomas Teare Chardon, Ohio

ret. Thomas Teare

September 26, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank You for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

September 24, 2020

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 24, 2020

RIP Pops! You will always live through me

Officer Eric Norton
Child

September 24, 2020

Sergeant Norton, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

September 24, 2020

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Sergeant Charles Norton. Please know we are eternally grateful for Charles’ service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Sergeant Norton, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office in Augusta, Georgia for Charles’ partner and fellow deputies. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sergeant Norton’s wife.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

September 23, 2020

Requiescat in Pacem

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

September 23, 2020

RIP, Sgt Norton. Thank you for your service. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione, ret.
Rochester Police Department, NY

September 23, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Norton!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

September 23, 2020

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