Arkansas Officer Tommy Norman gaining attention for all the right reasons

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Arkansas Officer Tommy Norman gaining attention for all the right reasons

An Arkansas police officer was praised by an Atlanta-based rapper and activist during an interview with CNN's Brooke Baldwin in May 2015.

Since then, Officer Tommy Norman has been hailed as a "good cop" and a police officer that is "doing it right."

Killer Mike, whom Baldwin said got his name "'cause he likes to kill (it on the) microphone,'" issued a plea for people to get involved in their communities and challenged people to mentor children unlike themselves -- "not of their color, not of their class, not of their religion."

During the interview, Mike, whose father was a former Atlanta police officer, referenced Norman, whom he said he found on social media.

"I want (people) ... to get involved like a policeman in North Little Rock. He doesn't know I follow him. He doesn't know I know him, but ... if you follow him on Instagram ... this man is out of his patrol car every single day," Killer Mike, also known as Michael Render, said. "He is taking pictures with other peoples' families that are black (and) with white kids in the community. He's in the community. And North Little Rock is no easy place to police. He puts pictures of him and his own children up, and there's nothing more accountable than saying, 'I'm transparent ... ' I would encourage more police and more people to look at what this officer is doing in particular because he's doing something right."

In the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and five police officers in Dallas, Norman's bright light is an exemplary demonstration of positive interactions between police officers and the communities that they serve. And Norman has been serving for years.

Definitely has to be one of the top Tim Tim moments! #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted @ambitious559

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Want to see change? Then be the change! #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted

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Official police business! Officer Pickens & Officer Sharpe! #CommunityPolicing #StayCommitted

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Rapper The Game announced on Sunday that he and his son would be raising funds for Norman via a Go Fund Me campaign. He said his son came up with the idea to raise funds to help Norman continue giving back to the North Little Rock community after the two had a conversation about "good cops and bad ones."

"I was touched by how active (Norman) is in the black community where he polices," The Game wrote in a post. "My son said, 'How does he help all of these kids and stuff? Is he rich?' I said, 'I don't know if he's rich, but sometimes it doesn't take much to help those in need, son.'"

The Game donated the first $10,000 to the campaign.

As of Monday afternoon -- just one day after the campaign started -- more than $51,000 had been raised.

Good morning world...... So as I told you yesterday, I had conversations with my oldest son @hvrlemtaylor about good cops & bad ones & he did his research & found officer @tnorman23's page & i was touched by how active he is in the black community where he polices. My son said, how does he help all of these kids & stuff, is he rich ??? I said I don't know if he's rich but sometimes it doesn't take much to help those in need son...... Being that my son is on vacation with his mother visiting relatives in Atlanta, Arkansas & Louisiana he wanted to do something for officer @tnorman23 in Little Rock so he delevoped a #GoFundMe to try & raise $10,000 so that officer @tnorman23 can stuff his trunk with toys, goodies, food & other things to help him continue contributing to the kids & people in Little Rock Arkansas..... (& BEFORE SOMEONE NEGATIVE PUTS IT IN THE COMMENTS BELOW, YES I COULD'VE GIVEN THE 10K MYSELF BUT THAT WOULDVE STOLEN THE JOY OUT OF MY SONS IDEA & HIS COMMITMENT & DEDICATION FOR SOMETHING & SOMEONE HE FELT TOUCHED BY). But as I type, I AM GOING TO DONATE THE 1st $1,000 !!!!!!!! Not only am I proud of my son for taking initiative, I'm thankful that I've raised him with such a pure heart regardless of the negativities he's seen me over come...... So please CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & donate anything as small as $1 to the officers mission & together we will help a good soul continue being a super role model for other law enforcement & a life saver for the children of tomorrow...... As soon as the $10,000 goal is reached... The funds will then immediately be transferred from my @therobinhoodproject account by my charity's manager @ilndprncss to officer @tnorman23. "It takes a village to raise a child" & this good cop is going the extra mile for a lot of young African American children... #BlackLivesMatter to more than just #BlackLives #AGoodSonForAGoodCop #StayCommitted [Tag as many people to this post as you can & FOLLOW officer @tnorman23 NOW..... I'm really amazed by what he is doing !!!] again... PLEASE CLICK THE LINK IN MY BIO & contribute ANYTHING you'd like... Let's see @hollywoodunlocked & @theshaderoom post this

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