Dallas Police Officer Killed In The Line of Duty

Sr. Cpl. Norm Smith of the Dallas Gang Unit was shot and killed while serving a felony search warrant.

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Senior Cpl. Norman Smith was shot and killed while serving a felony search warrant for aggravated assault. Wednesday would have marked Smith's 18th year on the Dallas force.
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KXAS
A veteran police officer was shot and killed Tuesday night when he and other officers tried to arrest a man on felony charges in Oak Cliff.
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Bixby Family
Senior Cpl. Norman Smith was shot at the Oak Wood Place Apartments in the 4900 block of Wadsworth Drive just after 6 p.m.
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KXAS
Police said about five to six officers with the gang unit were at the apartment complex serving a felony warrant for aggravated assault.
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26-year-old Charles Patrick Payne is charged with capital murder for the death of Sr. Corporal Norman Smith of the Dallas Gang Unit.
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Nichole Mango
Charles Patrick Payne, left, faces 3 charges including capital murder of a public servant. William LaPaul Jobe, right, is being held on a warrant out of Arlington.
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MLS
"The officers from the gang unit are a very, very tight group so it's toughest on them obviously as well as the rest of the department... it's a very very difficult thing," said Dallas Police Lt. Andrew Harvey.
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KXAS
Remembering Smith, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle said, "Norm was doing exactly what he wanted to do and he had the heart of a warrior."
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KXAS
"They were magical together," Chief Kunkle said of Sr. Cpl. Norm Smith and his wife Lt. Regina Smith. Speaking of the day they met, Kunkle said, "They had a love affair that start started that day and never ended."
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Jerome Courshon
Flags at Dallas City Hall fly at half staff for Sr. Cpl. Norm Smith killed in the line of duty.
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MLS
Flowers cover Sr. Cpl. Norman Smith's cruiser outside Dallas Police headquarters.
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