Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Norris B. Epps

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, January 18, 1995

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Reflections for Officer Norris B. Epps

RIP sir.

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

January 1, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Epps.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 17, 2020

Words can't explain how much I (we) miss you.

SGT Norris Epps

November 10, 2019

Officer Norris B. Epps, thank you for your services. You will never be forgotten, and may your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 17, 2018

Officer Epps was a nice person and was married to a wonderful lady.

Cpl. Joe Severino
Tampa Police Department

January 19, 2018

Hard to believe it has been 21 years Norris.

None of us working that night will ever forget the efforts to find you. Had prayers been able to locate you sooner, you would still be with us. But, God had other plans for you and needed you more than we did.

Rest in peace. And, continue to watch over our fellow officers.

Brenda Murray, Retired Captain
Tampa Police Dept.

February 11, 2016

Norris was a great cop! He is missed by all who knew him!

Vice Detective
TPD Retired

January 18, 2016

My brother, my friend and my protector. I miss you more and more every day. When our father died you took on the responsibility of loving and protecting me. You're not with us physically but your love and protection continues to surround me. I thank God for allowing us to to have you for the time that we did.

I pray that you are resting well with our Heavenly Father.

Candy E. Nooks
Little Sister

September 21, 2015

Norris let me start by saying I miss you far more than words can ever express . I always think back on the last few conversations that we had just before this accident occurred . Some knew you as officer Epps I simple know you as my cousin , and my friend . I'll always cherish the childhood memories and family gatherings out at grandma's house . You were truly a good man .
Hats off to you and other fallen officers .

Your Cousin

August 2, 2014

Officer Epps,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tampa. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

January 18, 2013

Continue to rest in peace Officer Epps, we will never forget...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

January 18, 2013

Hope u are resting in heaven after your great sacrifices on earth.

Y. Robertson

September 13, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Epps. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 16, 2012

Continue to rest in peace Officer Epps, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. HEROES live forever,and you sir are a hero...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace


January 18, 2011

We will never forget, heroes do live forever... My prayers are with your family today and each EOW.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


January 18, 2011


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

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

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

December 16, 2007

i'll never forget the day before your death. on that day u were observing me on a traffic stop in the west side of town and even after i gave you the all clear you still hovered over me i had no idea that would be our last meeting but thank god we did have it it still seems as thogh any day i will see you in the hallway but hasn't happened. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND TRULY BELIEVE THAT GOD ALLOWS YOU TO HOVER OVER ME AND OTHERS TO THIS VERY DAY. WE LOVED YOU BUT GOD SAID YOUR WORK HERE WAS DONE AND WE WILL SEE YOU AGAIN ONE DAY FOR IT IS WRITTEN GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS THAT HE LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER. SLEEP WELL BROTHER. YPURS IN CHRIST CRAIG SR AND FAMILY

mpo c .s jorden`
tampa fellow ofc

November 29, 2007

Office Epps is still truly missed. He was a great guy that I knew since I was a young child. Always stop by my father's business to check on me and always had a treat if I did good in school that week.


June 12, 2007

You will not be forgotten, rest in peace brother

Mervin leonard Raggs III
ex-law enforcement

May 19, 2007

Though time has passed, you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. RIP sir.

March 7, 2006

I salute you for your dedication and your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 16, 2004

Rest in Peace.

Sr.Cpl Hunt
Dallas PD

October 25, 2003

Rest in peace Brother Norris, you are a true hero and you will not be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

September 22, 2003

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