INSTAGRAM cop Tommy Norman has announced the tragic death of his daughter Alyssa as he posted an emotional tribute online.

The North Little Rock Police officer, who is best known for his charitable work, said that “daddy’s girl” had gone in a heart-breaking announcement on Thursday.

InstagramThe Instagram cop said he ...never thought this day would come' after losing his daughter '/ '

InstagramTommy announced that Ashley has passed away on Wednesday '/ '

Tommy shared a series of pictures of his late daughter to his one million Instagram followers – including a snap of the pair when Alyssa was a toddler.

read: “Today has been the most painful day of my life. My beautiful daughter Alyssa “daddy’s girl” is gone.

“She passed away this morning. I come to you tonight asking that you pray for me & my family.

“This is extremely devastating for all of us. We appreciate you.”

The popular cop revealed that Alyssa had passed away in the early hours of Wednesday morning, but chose not to disclose her cause of death.

Reports suggest that the young woman, believed to have been in her mid-20s, had two years of experience in the real estate market.

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Her Facebook also suggested that she had a baby son - describing herself as a “mother” on Twitter.

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 organisations.

President Joe Biden later announced that he would be presented with Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the community.

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.”

InstagramAlyssa, believed to be in her mid 20s, worked in a real estate market '/ '

InstagramHer father Tommy said ...Alyssa was so excited about her life and what was to come' '/ '