HONORING BPD FALLEN OFFICER DEPUTY CITY MARSHAL ROBERT L. NORMAND
HONORING BPD FALLEN OFFICER
Deputy City Marshal Robert L. Normand
Sunday marks the anniversary of BPD Fallen Deputy City Marshal Robert L. Normand, End of Watch, July 30, 1920. As a BPOA tradition, a wreath will be placed at The Guardians statue in honor of our fallen hero. “It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived.” By Vivian Eney Cross, Survivor. We will always honor our heroes for their service and ultimate sacrifice they made to secure our safety.
Deputy City Marshal, Robert L. Normand, was on duty when he requested assistance from Constable, Henry Purrier, to check three men driving a vehicle with the lights out. The two officers stopped the vehicle at Third Street and Tujunga Avenue. As the officers approached the vehicle, the occupants began shooting. Marshal Normand was killed instantly. Marshal Normand served Burbank from February 21, 1914 until his death.
Jay Hawver, President
Burbank Police Officers’ Association