Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Norman R. Killough

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, October 7, 1978

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Reflections for Trooper Norman R. Killough

Norm and me were sometimes partners when we worked the Detroit freeways when first called upon in the 70's. Back then, the local State Police Commanders saw this as a way to rid themselves of troublemakers and bad boys. Well, that somewhat backfired as we found ourselves in a kind of Band of Brothers. It's been a long time but I remember.

Trooper Carl Stutzner
Michigan State Police

September 1, 2021

Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

It has been a while since I wrote on this board, and it still hurts a little when I think of you. It actually helped to just write down what I was feeling. It's not the same as you being here, but it relieved my heart. I thank The Most High for allowing us to meet each other back then because I needed a friend to talk to. I'm now 58 years old and still single. I know we would be married today if you were alive because we were a match Norman, and no one can take that away from us. You were ripped from me, and time and a thin line keeps us apart. Life is so precious and to live is totally a gift. In the next world, we will have our time together, and it will be so wonderful to just talk with you again. I will love you forever Norman. peace

Linda Smith
Best Friend

July 31, 2020

Norman and I were in recruit school together. He and I had dreams of working close together. I still swell up today with tears when I think of him. Frankie Battle was also close to us. I have my opinion of what happen see in flint.
He was so so funny.
Jim Delgado
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Former state trooper
Recruit school

August 31, 2019

Norman and I were in recruit school together. He and I had dreams of working close together. I still swell up today with tears when I think of him. Frankie Battle was also close to us. I have my opinion of what happen see in flint.
He was so so funny.
Jim Delgado
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James Delgado
Former state trooper

August 31, 2019

I found this news clipping one day when I was home from school and this news article was so intriguing that the story brewed in my head for months.. and I asked my Momma well who is Norman R. Killough? My mom informed me that you were my great uncle & then went on to explain what happen to you . It is sad but it is a story of heroism this generation needs to hear. If any former Troopers friends or relatives would like to share some stories about my great uncle I would love to hear them.

Tyrrell Hutchins
Great Nephew

August 3, 2019

Together in recruit school
Dreams of heroism
Dreams of unity
I wish one day to meet your family
I still mourn what happened to you
“Lil Jimmy”
(as you always called me)

(Past) Trooper Jim Delgado
Recruit school

July 3, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Killough.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 4, 2019

The morning after your death, I remember walking into the Romeo Post of the Michigan State Police to begin my shift and reading the LEIN printout announcing your death. While we had never met you were a brother trooper and I was stunned. Now, forty years later I am retired and an author writing my third book on the Michigan State Police, Paths Crossed - Battling Drug Dealers, where your sacrifice will be remembered. I salute you.

D/Lt Clif Edwards (retired)
Michigan State Police

October 21, 2018

Trooper Killough,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 7, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

October 7, 2017


It is 6:00 am in the morning I have not been to sleep because I have been going down memory lane thinking about you. Every once in a while you come in my mind and good memories surface. About now if you were here, you would be retired by now. Your head of hair would be mingling with gray everywhere, but I don't think you would have a pot belly because your were athletic. I know you would still be handsome as ever with a personality to match. Norman, Happy Memorial Day, I wish you where here so I can fill you up again with some barbecue chicken and all the fixings that goes with it, boy. You enjoyed it in 1978 then and you would enjoy it now. I remember you had some food from your mom, and you wanted some food from me. It was a pleasure and a honor serving you that way because you where serving the community in your way. Thank you for being around then because I felt so safe and sound with you there. I truly miss your warmth and gentleness to me. Thank you. PEACE.

Linda Smith
Good Friend (My best Friend)

May 25, 2014

A tragic loss of one who was so young; one who chose to serve us all. May peace be with you and those you left behind. You will forever be remembered as someone who gave it all while pursuing the greater good. Thank you.

P/O DJ Ostrem
Mattawan Police, Mattawan, Michigan

February 11, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 3, 2013


I wish I could just talk with you. I can remember talking to you about any subject and it would never go any farther than us. I miss that because you were a gentlemen no matter what was said. You were rare and I have not found that in any male. I guess I can say that you were my best friend and a confidant. It can get kind of lonely not being able to talk confidently with someone without the fear of it not staying between you and the individual. It is hard to trust these days because individuals are always about self and they don't think of the individuals emotions and what might be wrong. It feels like this world is going to hell in a hand basket and the spiral just can't stop. The world has lost a fine man such as yourself and there seems to not be any individuals to replace the fine men and women that are lost to the grave. Your parent's generation, your generation, and my generation was raised differently by leaps and bounds. The scriptures are right when it said, "To spare the rod is to spoil the child". The Creator showed this when he punished Cain! My parents never held back the rod that is why I am glad they punished me because it made me a better person. After a certain age, it is too late to instill values in a person and bumping the head is how that person learns because the time of development has passed. I don't what to go on because it's like I'm talking to myself :)! I love you Norman! Be at PEACE.

Linda Smith

February 17, 2011

Merry Christmas, Detective Trooper Killough, to you and your family.
Thank you for your sacrifice.

May God's peace be with you this holiday season!

Michigan State Police

December 14, 2010

We stand on the shoulders of the fine and honorable TROOPERS that have gone before us. Trooper Killough was one such hero that we will always honor. RIP.

Michigan State Police

November 22, 2009


The day you died was the day my heart died. It was so
unreal. Was this real, this can not be, you were one of the good ones. Very rare, a wonderful personality that is truly missed by me. I remember the talks we had in Flint Park. The jogging around that park, the racing we did, and I can remember beating you several times (racing) and you would be out of breathe. Those are good memories that will be with me forever. I know in my heart that we will meet again and we will pickup where we left off, and I will just beat you again Norman. I wish the time we had was years and not just months. I was truly blessed to just know you. Sleep precious one, for the creator will awaken you physically to live forever. A friend forever. Me.

Linda Smith
Good Friend

March 13, 2009

Trooper Killough,

Your career ended the day mine began. Please watch over all that carry on in your absence in the noblest of all professions. Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

October 7, 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 15, 2007

today on the anniversaryof your death we remember you and thank you Young Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors fr a Better Manchester, NH

October 7, 2007

On this anniversary, May God Grant Trooper Killough's Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends the Serenity to accept the things they cannot change, the Courage to change the things they can, and the Wisdom to know the difference......Rest in Peace Blue Angel Angel...........

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp. PD. Lewisburg, pa. 17837

October 7, 2007

One of our heroes...never forgotten. Rest in peace TROOPER.


October 4, 2007

Your twin sister has raised your niece and seeing her picture made me think of you and so I did a search and found you. I remember the Saturday that you fell away. I was nine years old and my mother, your niece who was only two years older than you was distraught and in tears. It was unbelieveable to me. You were such a nice Uncle to have. My first cousin now follows your path and as my aunt mentioned in her reflection, his middle name was your first. Continue to rest in peace. Your Great Niece Nicky

Great Niece

May 10, 2007

I have many good memories of you and my other uncles and aunts. The best memories are of us on the farm, those day were GREAT!. During my career these memories have kept me grounded. Thank You

Special Agent Kenneth J. Killough (RET)

November 6, 2006

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