Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Norman Tony Silva, II

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 3, 1993

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Norman Tony Silva, II

I didn't know Tony well,but knew of him going to Lake Jr High. My heart goes out to his family. It is amazing to see what heroes different ones from my younger years turned out to be, but sad they are tragically gone.

Classmate and worked for DOC

April 10, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Silva.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 3, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 3, 2018

Hi uncle. Today, Denver salutes, says thank you and goodbye to another brother in blue, Deputy Gumm. As I watch the news coverage of his procession, I see familiar images of love and respect lining the sidewalks and streets. My eyes are welling up and my heart is reminded of you! The memories from your procession ride that took you to your final resting place. So many fellow officers, so many people, so much love from so many we didn’t know. Amazing! Beautiful! Its been so long since Ive seen your smiling face. 25 years tomorrow. Lets hope the next 25 go as fast as the first 25. Love and miss you uncle.

Brandi Marie

February 2, 2018

Think of you often brother. I miss your greeting every time I saw you"whats happing TO" Brother I did not teach you half as much as you taught me. You also have a beautiful family and I pray for them often. I miss you lots

Ret.Deputy Sheriff Larry Nead
Denver Sheriff Department

August 18, 2015

I Love You Dad!

Ray Silva
Norman Tony Silva's Son

July 3, 2015

Tony & his Family will always be in my Heart. He was a very loyal,Kind & Beautiful person. Thoughts and Prayers go out to his Family. Blessings to all of them.
RIP Tony-Cousin Denise Valdez

Denise Valdez

May 15, 2014

Tony will always be in our hearts. I loved working with Tony, always a smile for everyone and a hard worker. Love you Tony and your sweet family.

Ellen and Marty LaMarr

May 15, 2014

After twenty-one years of his passing, those of us that knew Tony still have his smile indelible on our hearts.....his laughter in our ears and can feel the energy that still remains from the wonderful person he was.

To the Silva family, we still love you, grieve with you, remember with you and smile with you as we remember Tony. For we are all stitched together with the Thread of Blue.....our hearts and your hearts, through and such, are all Tony's family. We will never forget him...or you.

Catch me a BIG one Tony!!

Sgt. L. Collier #S88004
Denver Sheriff Department

March 7, 2014

Wow just went over all the wonderful messages. It is so comforting to know that my brother is Remembered by all you kind folks. We that knew him personally are still heart broken that he is no longer here. Twenty years seems like yesterday when I think of the events and last time we saw each other or spoke. Thank you again for all your kindness. It truely helps to comfort us during our moments of grief. God Bless you all!!

DeeDee Silva-Kotris
Tony's sister

February 21, 2013

Never Forgotten

Cathy Hill Trustee

February 3, 2013

As the mother of Deputy Sheriff Tony Silva I would like to thank Anonymous for his or her kind words. It means so much to know he is not forgotten and is appriciated. As a parent it is the worst loss you could ever have, and it never goes away.
Thanks You, Ruth Silva

Ruth Silva Mother
Denver sheriff Dept.

May 17, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Silva,
On today, 19th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

February 3, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Silva. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 26, 2012

Reading this broke my heart. What a terrible, tragic, random situation for all involved. Prayers for all who love and miss Deputy Silva.

Special prayers for his partner.

Heroes in life, not death. You are not forgotten sir.

Constable Amanda Pandolfi
York Regional Police, Ontario Canada

February 3, 2011

Deputy Silva - I stood in the State Assembly chamber when your name was one of almost 250 others read off during a motion regarding next month's Police Memorial Week. You are not forgotten. Thank you for your service to the people of Denver County and the state of Colorado. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 29, 2010

To the family and friends of Deputy Norman Tony Silva and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Norman's memory on the sixteenth anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered. How many hearts must have broken on that tragic day.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing.

Please know that the brotherhood and sisterhood of law enforcement and police survivors will always be by your side on each step of the journey.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Norman gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 3, 1993.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 3, 2009



March 24, 2008



January 29, 2008

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 9, 2007

Happy Birhtday nino From Julian, Felicia, and your godson Justin. Miss you and luv u lots R.I.P.

Justin Elder

January 1, 2007

Have a friend that just made it into the Sheriff's Academy. Still missing you and thinking of you often Tony. - Debbie C.

Debbie C
Personal Friend

August 31, 2006

While we did not know you, we are truly grateful for your dedication, mourning your death; never forgetting your sacrifice! Not to worry, dear friend, your brothers and sisters in blue will carry on your watch for you ~ rest in peace.

Daniel & LaWanda Ross

April 3, 2006

Merry Christmas Tony......

Denver Sheriff Deputy

December 25, 2005

Rest in peace brother.

Police Officer
Denver Police Department

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