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Police Officer Elmer E. Norgren

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, January 15, 1943

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Reflections for Police Officer Elmer E. Norgren

Uncle Elmer I think of you often. I wasn’t born yet when you died in the line of duty. I wish I had gotten the opportunity to know you in person. Thank you for the service you provided to the citizens of Oakland. Our family will never forget you and will always honor you! You are my hero.

Jeanette Norgren Alley

November 30, 2018

My Dad was actually the one getting the ticket from Officer Norgren. Officer Norgren was on a motorcycle and pulled my Dad over and he put his foot up on the rear bumper of my Dad's car to write the ticket and the drunk driver plowed into both of them. Officer Norgren died and my Dad ended up in the hospital and later testified in court against the drunk driver. The most dangerous speed on a highway is 0 mph...

Tony Cipponeri
CA Dept. of Transportation

October 15, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 15, 2018

Never got to meet you but heard of you regularly while growing up. The youngest of my Grandfathers siblings and first to cross the Golden Gate bridge on opening day leading the procession on your motor. Those who operate vehicles while under the influence of narcotics or alcohol should be charged with murder.

Richard Norgren USN Ret.

April 15, 2016

Every year since 2009 I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 23, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 18, 2012

Officer Norgren, sixty-seven (67) years later you are still remembered, with honour.

Thank you for your service. The citizens of California were well protected under your watch. A tragic loss.


June 3, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 66th 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. Rest In Peace.

Yesterday I attended the memorial service for your four fallen OPD brothers who were shot on the darkest day of OPD history.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 28, 2009

It always amazes how me how so many of these similar tragic incidents, involve a suspect as the one whose vehicle struck Officer Norgern. A review of his driving record revealed that he had several drunk driving arrests, a hit-and- run arrest, and a host of vehicle code violations....

No fellow California law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Officer Norgren, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

January 15, 2008



January 5, 2008

Thank you for your service, may you rest in peace. Your brothers are carrying on the what you started.

Public Safety Officer J. Perrone
Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety, CA

March 28, 2007 are not just another name added to a list that is already too long. You were a man of honor doing your part to make the world a better place. God bless you and your loved ones.

September 3, 2004

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