83R5961 JGH-D
  By: S. Davis of Harris H.C.R. No. 35
         WHEREAS, Family, friends, and fellow officers are mourning
  the loss of Sergeant Jimmie DeVeril Norman of the Bellaire Police
  Department, who died in the line of duty on December 24, 2012, at
  the age of 53; and
         WHEREAS, Jimmie Norman was born in Dallas on November 17,
  1959, to James and Billie Norman; he and his wife of 31 years,
  Mitzie, made their home in Sugar Land, and they were blessed with
  two children, Daniel and Dallas; and
         WHEREAS, A peace officer for nearly three decades, Sergeant
  Norman served with the department in Bellaire for 23 years, earning
  the Life Saving Commendation, the Exemplary Service Commendation,
  and certification as a master peace officer; he was named Bellaire
  Police Officer of the Year on two occasions, in 1989 and again in
  2000; and
         WHEREAS, Sergeant Norman also enjoyed the deep and lasting
  respect of his community, receiving recognition as the Bellaire
  Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Officer of the Quarter in
  1994, the Houston 100 Club Officer of the Year in 1995, the Greater
  Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Police Officer of
  the Year in 2000, the Greater Southwest Houston Chamber of Commerce
  Hometown Hero in 2007, and the Bellaire Optimist Club Officer of the
  Year in 2011; and
         WHEREAS, This beloved family man was an avid sportsman, an
  enthusiastic fan of Houston sports, and an expert grill master; he
  received the 2010 Coach of the Year award for the annual Guns and
  Hoses Football Game; always willing to lend a hand, he earned the
  affection of all who knew him with his selflessness, his
  compassion, and his sense of humor; and
         WHEREAS, Exemplifying the highest ideals of Texas law
  enforcement, Sergeant Norman will forever be remembered for his
  unwavering devotion to his family and friends and for his lifetime
  of dedicated service to the members of his community, for whom he
  made the ultimate sacrifice; now, therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the 83rd Legislature of the State of Texas
  hereby pay tribute to the memory of Sergeant Jimmie DeVeril Norman
  and extend sincere condolences to the members of his family: to his
  wife, Mitzie Norman; to his son, Daniel Norman, and his wife,
  Hillary; to his daughter, Dallas Norman; to his parents, James and
  Billie Norman; to his brothers, Johnnie Norman and his wife, Kathy,
  Jerrie Norman and his wife, Susan, and Jamie Norman and his wife,
  Cheryl; to his mother-in-law, Norma Dobbs; to his brother-in-law,
  Randy Dobbs; and to his other relatives and friends; and, be it
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for his family and that when the Texas House of
  Representatives and Senate adjourn this day, they do so in memory of
  Sergeant Jimmie DeVeril Norman.