Local Security Guard loses life while helping others


PASO ROBLES — Paso Robles resident Gregory S. Norwood passed away in an accident Saturday, Dec. 18 while helping an elderly couple at the Community Health Center (CHC) in Templeton.

While performing his duties as a Security Officer, Norwood was assisting Pedro Islasmejia, 77, along with his passenger Maria Cardenas, 67, as they attempted to maneuver into a parking spot at CHC at approximately 11:47 a.m. Islasmejia accidently pressed the accelerator instead of the break and struck Norwood. Who was thrown backward and to the right side of the vehicle. The vehicle came to rest in the breezeway at CHC to next to Norwood. Norwood was transported to Twin Cities Community Hospital and pronounced dead.

Gregory Veiga, CEO of Condor Security of America, Inc. remembers Norwood as, “A veteran, a father, husband and son. Just and all around good guy who was passionate about what he did in the security field.”

Norwood had worked as a security guard for almost ten years. He was with Condor Securities of America, Inc. for eight years and was appreciative of getting off the graveyard shift recently and working days at CHC.

“They took to him right away and he to them,” Veiga said. “It's really one big family there.I know that they are very broken up about this as well. Greg was a really good guy, customer service orientated, and would constantly walk people to their cars after close of business. He would go above and beyond.”

Condor Security of America, Inc. has set up a GoFundMe page to benefit Norwood's family.

“He was a vital member of Condor Security of America, but more importantly he was our co-worker, friend and part of our family and will be greatly missed,” the GoFundMe page reads.
“In honor of his service to the community this memorial fund has been created to assist his family with any immediate and future expenses. All funds will be disbursed to an account in his family's name.”

“He was passionate about what he did in the security business and helping people,” Veiga said. “He would go out of his way to lookout for the people he was protecting.”

To donate to the Gregory Norwood memorial fund, visit www.gofundme.com/gregory-norwood-memorial-fund.

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