Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Norman Michael Montion

El Paso Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Monday, October 16, 1989

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Reflections for Detective Norman Michael Montion

Norman was my partner back in the 70's. We also bowled in a league together. We gad tons of good times, I will remember him often.

Darrell Weyman

January 25, 2022

I was driving by the crime scene on the day of the shooting not known what had occurred 20 minutes before. I take the same street even today. The building were the shooting occurred is still vacant 31 years later. Rest In Peace my friend.

David Carrasco / former officer
El Paso Police Department

October 11, 2021

If anyone has a copy of the RAP song that played on the city's radio stations expressing the disgustful way in which Norman and his family were treated by Mayor Suzy Azar and her City council, please place a link here so others can be reminded and the EPMPOA and it's members don't forget and don't let the disrespecful events be repeated. Thanks

Retired EPPD

March 30, 2020

Det. Montion,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow El Pasoan

United States Border Patrol

October 16, 2019

Rest in peace Detective Montion.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 27, 2019

RIP Detective. You stood in harm’s way. You died a Warrior.

Deputy Constable Anonymous Anonymous
31 years of service

April 12, 2018

Norman was my Foot Patrol partner back in the 80's and was one of the best to have worked with. Still remember those days on the beat in downtown El Paso. He is missed.

Agent in Charge, Retired David P. Ward
US Border Patrol

March 19, 2015

de parte de su prima Delia, que siempre lo recordara con cariño

Delia Gonzalez

May 22, 2014

Those of us that worked with Norman think of him all the time, not just on May 15th. He is missed.

Bruce Neugebauer
DEA/retired EPPD SWAT with Norman

May 16, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 20th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the 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. The hurt of those who call you beloved is always there. I am sure you are proud of your children and of your son continuing your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


October 16, 2009


Its been 20 years....I will never forget that day but more I will never forget you.

You are the true definiton of hero-to your community, to your fellow brothers and sisters in blue and to us your family.

You are my inspiration-you gave me hope, taught me intregrity, and above all showed me unconditional love.

I miss you and love you so much.

It saddens me that we no longer can make memories but makes me happy that you will never be forgotten.

Everyday I hear your laughter, see your tears, and feel your heart and soul.

If you could only see how many people still think and remeber you.

And just like you protected us from evil when you were here I know you still protects us from where you are at.

I love you and miss you so much



December 20, 2008



March 28, 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

February 6, 2008

Detective Montion,
It has been 18 years since your EOW. I remember this story and know that this event stunned our city. You were a man of integrity who definitely made El Paso streets safer, and who made the world better.
You will always be revered as a hero, not only to El Pasoans, but to everyone everywhere.
Thank you for your courageous and dedicated service.

former El Pasoan

October 21, 2007

Det. Montion,
On today, the 18th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of El Paso-despite being fatally wounded you shot and killed that gunman before and saved the other people in that restaurant-you are a true hero. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

A fellow El Pasoan


October 16, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer also honors your son who is following in your footsteps

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

October 16, 2007

we miss you and always think about you. daddy is with you now. rest in peace

love you

sister in calif.

July 24, 2007

It's been more than 15 yr's now. We still think of you and miss you so very much. But we still remember all the good times together.

Family member

November 1, 2006

Rest in peace brother. Back then, I was assigned “beats” and remember hearing the call go out over my partner’s radio. Yours was the first law enforcement funeral I had ever attended (and regrettably it wasn’t the last. I still remember that sad day, watching your family during the ceremony.


October 16, 2005


I was a rookie working day shift patrol when the call went out over the radio that you had been shot. I didn't know you, being only a rookie, but your courage and tenacity inspired me throughout my law enforcement career. I'm sorry your family had to suffer through the fight with the City bureaucrats for their rightfully deserved death benefits, but their tragic loss changed State law to ensure that no officer's family will be denied benefits when their loved one falls while defending their community.

You will never be forgotten!

El Paso Police Department

October 8, 2004

Oh valiant warrior, you destroyed evil and your courage under fire glorifies and immortalizes you for all the ages.
Your were and are a man among men, rest easy in God's Heaven.

Retired police officer.

August 11, 2004

Norman, you are truely a hero in every sence of the word . . . a true hero . . . you fought your final battle as the warrior that you were, and protected everyone . . . especially in that restaurant. I honor you.

Jim Crotty, Special Agent (Ret.)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

June 2, 2004

Detective Norman Michael Montion, You will not be forgotten. Rest In Peace Angel. You sent the demon back to hell.

August 29, 2003

A true hero. Despite a mortal wound you were able to return fire and save the lives of everyone else inside the restaurant.

You are a HERO! Rest in peace.

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