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

I am thankful you’re in heaven watching over Eric Norton aka your twin, while he is the hospital fighting for his life!

Rest Easy!


September 7, 2021

Great Soldier and outstanding Officer. Had the pleasure of knowing and working the streets with in Law Enforcement. Rest on brother your watch is complete.

John Beard
Former Richmond County Sheriff Office Deputy

July 31, 2021

Pops mane! I still can't accept this at all! I have no one to talk to like we talked while we both were on duty. Nothing is the same anymore

Senior Officer Eric Norton

March 11, 2021

Charles Norton was a great man and a great example of the type of legacy we all should want to leave. Everyone loved Norton. He was like a father to me. I can still here him starting his conversation with me with "hey son". His death was such a shock to me. I miss him daily. We worked together for years. I never thought that my last time talking to him would be him letting me know he's being admitted to the hospital. 8 just knew he would be right back. Love and miss you sir.

Deputy William McClure
Richmond County Sheriff office/ fellow deputy

December 29, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends, I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

November 16, 2020

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

October 1, 2020

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

Chip Nowlin
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

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.


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.

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

September 24, 2020

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