Brandon Wade Norbury

February 27, 1972February 3, 2023
Obituary of Brandon Wade Norbury
IAFF Local 1062 Gresham Firefighter and hero Brandon Wade Norbury, passed in the Line of Duty on the morning of February 3rd. Brandon dedicated his life as a servant to his country and community. He was a Navy SEAL for 8 years; in this capacity, he started in a UDT unit in Pearl Harbor before attending Defense Language Institute which led him to his service in a winter Warfare platoon in SEAL Team 2 in Norfolk, Virginia. After this, Norbury served the Gresham Police Department for 7 years, and finished his public service career at the Gresham Fire Department for 15 years . Brandon’s last assignment was at Station 31 in Rockwood where he proudly served the community. He is survived by his loving friends, family, and colleagues. Brandon was a hard worker, a knowledgeable and experienced instructor, a great cook, and a loyal friend. He loved nothing more than taking in the sun, going for a swim, cold beer, and appreciating a beautiful view. Please keep Brandon Norbury, his friends, and family in your thoughts and prayers. " ‘Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you,” said the wisest of wise men. ‘The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon.’” (The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho). Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Norbury family.

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