INSTAGRAM cop Tommy Norman has shared a series of heartbreaking posts on social media saying he just wants his “daughter back” following her sudden death on Wednesday.
The North Little Rock cop, who is best known for his charitable work, announced the death of his daughter, Alyssa Norman, yesterday and has continued to pay tribute to his beloved “daddy’s girl” online in the hours since.
Tommy Norman has shared a series of heartbreaking posts on social media since the death of his daughter Alyssa, 26[/caption]
In an Instagram story on Thursday morning, Tommy gut-wrenchingly wrote to his one million followers: “My baby is gone”, along with a selfie of Alyssa.
“The pain is worse today,” he continued in a corresponding post. “I miss my daughter. I want her back.”
According to the influencer cop, Alyssa passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in the early hours of Sunday morning in Arkansas.
A cause of death was not shared, though Tommy said he had to see his “daughter being carried out in a body bag. And now I can’t unsee it.
“My life will never be the same,” he added.
‘HOLD FAMILY CLOSE’
Also shared to his Instagram page on Thursday were the final text messages he exchanged with Alyssa hours before her death.
“Call me when you get off. I love you,” Tommy wrote, to which Alyssa responded: “Okay love you more!”
In a caption accompanying the messages, Tommy said: “Our last texts to each other was this past Tuesday night that included ‘I love you’. Alyssa then text me that she had gotten off work late.
“A few hours after her last text, she passed away. If I can share one piece of advice to you right now, it’s to make sure you tell everyone, family or not, that you love them. Don’t wait until it’s to [sic] late.”
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Tommy said he has been inundated with messages of love and support over the last 24 hours.
In a tearful video, Tommy thanked his followers for “all the prayers and all the messages”, adding: “I can’t keep up with them. It means a lot.
“This world is such a mean place,” he added, voice cracking. “It’s such a mean world. This world that we live in is mean, it’s cruel. Thank god that he keeps us here and keeps us safe, but I want you to keep my family in your prayers.
“We need it. We really need it we’re hurting.”
SOCIAL MEDIA COP ‘DEVESTATED’
Alyssa, 26, had a young son and was believed to have been working in real estate at the time of her death.
Tommy later posted a pic of him and his daughter seated in the car, Tommy wrote, “I don’t know what to do. Alyssa was so excited about her life & what was to come.”
According to reports, Tommy has been a part of the North Little Rock Police Department since 1998.
He gained international attention for his unique approach to policing that included posting thousands of videos and pictures that followed his work at various charities and youth organizations.
President Joe Biden later announced that he would be presented with Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the community.
He is understood to have accepted the accolade at a ceremony on November 12.
Tommy said ahead of the event: “What a huge honor! Excited to be in Houston next month to attend.”
Among his philanthropic work, Tommy is credited for dishing out backpacks and shoe vouchers to schoolkids and helping families struggling financially.
He describes himself on his Instagram as “building bridges, forming relationships, and uniting communities”.
After Tommy announced his daughter’s passing, followers offered their support.
One tweeted: “Stay strong…we love you and have you in our prayers”
Another said: “We are devastated for you. Our prayers are with you and your family as you navigate this tragedy. Godspeed, Alyssa.”
A cause of death has not been revealed[/caption]
Tommy said he shared an incredibly close bond with his daughter[/caption]
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