Honoring Fallen Deputy City Marshal Robert L. Normand
As a Burbank Police Officers’ Association tradition, a wreath was placed at The Guardians statue to honor our fallen hero. The laying of the wreath was presented by the Burbank Police Department’s Honor Guard.
This day marks the anniversary of BPD Fallen Deputy City Marshal, Robert L. Normand, End of Watch, July 30, 1920.
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.
“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.
Lieutenant J.J. Puglisi, President
Burbank Police Officers’ Association