OHP veteran captain Norwood dies Saturday

OKLAHOMA CITY — An official with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has died, officials reported Saturday morning.   Capt. Rodrick “Pete” Norwood, an 18-year veteran of the OHP, died as the result of a sudden illness in an Oklahoma City area hospital, according to an OHP report.  Read more…

Many legislators and those who work in the Capitol reacted to the news of Captain Norwood’s death:

Speaker T.W. Shannon:

“I am deeply saddened by the passing of OHP Capt. Norwood. He was an amazing man. Please keep his family in your prayers.”

Sen. Rick Brinkley:

“Everyone who works in the Capitol is in shock this morning. Trooper Pete Norwood died suddenly this morning of a heart attack. Pete was one of those guys whom everyone liked. He served as the Troopers’ point of contact with the legislature. He was such a good man who held the respect of all of us. Our prayers go to his young family as well as the deep gratitude of the people of Oklahoma for his service to our state.”

Rep. Katie Henke:

“RIP Captain Pete Norwood. An amazing man that I am honored to have called a friend. We will miss you every day.”

Sen. Clark Jolley:

“Just learned that a great Oklahoman has passed at the young age of 42. You will be missed, Capt. Pete Norwood. You did the OHP proud, sir.”

Rep. Glen Mulready:

“Shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt Pete Norwood.this morning. He was assigned to the Capitol as the legislative liason for DPS and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know him and work with him. He was a good man. We will miss you Captain Norwood!!”

Sen. Dan Newberry:

“Just received word that my good friend Cap. Pete Norwood of the highway patrol passed away this morning. Please pray for his family.”

Rep. Joe Dorman:

“We lost a great friend & public servant. Pete Norwood was one of the best guys we had working at the Capitol”

Rep. Josh Cockroft:

“Our whole Capitol family is saddened this morning to hear of the very sudden passing of Capt. “Pete” Norwood. Pete was the lobbyist for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol at the Capitol. I am not stretching anything when I say that he was one of my favorite people at the Capitol and one of the best lobbyists. He will be missed, but he gets to spend his Easter in a far better place!”

Sen. Kim David:

“I lost a good friend early this morning. Trooper Pete Norwood passed away.”

Lesa Smaligo:

“What an amazing man and a wonderful friend. I will miss your advice and incredible sense of humor…”

John Wiscaver:

“Remarkably sad.”