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NLR Officer Tommy Norman wins America's Most Wanted All-Star Contest

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - North Little Rock Police Officer Tommy Norman received a phone call around 3:30 p.m. Monday from America's Most Wanted Host John Walsh, who informed him that he was this year's grand-prize winner of the AMW All-Star Contest, sponsored by Sprint.

Norman was the first of eight weekly finalists to be chosen by the public, through online voting, in this year's AMW All-Star Contest, which honors the work of first responders.

He leaves Thursday morning for Washington, D.C., where he will be awarded the $10,000 check at a ceremony.

A patrol officer since 1998, Norman is well-known in North Little Rock for his community service. Local children know him from the "Back to School" event where he distributes backpacks and sneakers to children in need or as the lead officer for the Star Student Program at local schools.

During the holidays, he coordinates community programs such as "Shop With a Cop", which he established 5 years ago, and the "Season of Giving" which he created 12 years ago.

When Norman is not patrolling, you can usually find him involved in volunteer work, as he raises money for the Special Olympics by participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run or with Krispy Krème's "Cops on Top" fundraiser.

His supervisors say he builds "lasting relationships" with residents and is a remarkable role model for children; the far-reaching word on the street about Norman even compelled a murder suspect in a neighboring city in 2001 to find Tommy, who then facilitated his surrender.