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Deputy Sheriff Joshua Everett Norris | Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Joshua Everett Norris

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 2007

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 819

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .380 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Deputy Joshua Norris was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance with gunfire call.

As Deputy Norris approached the house, he immediately encountered gunfire and was struck once in the upper right chest.

Fellow officers, responding just after the shooting drove their vehicles between the house and Deputy Norris to shield him from fire and recovered the wounded officer.

Deputy Norris was transported to Ochsner Medical Center West Bank where he died from his wounds.

Deputy Norris was wearing a bullet resistant vest at the time he was shot, but he was struck under his arm where his vest did not offer protection.

The suspect was later found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. He died from the gunshot wound one week later.

Deputy Norris had served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for one year. He is survived by his fiancee, parents, and two brothers, Both of his brothers are also deputies with the sheriff's office.

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10 years ago I got to spend your last Christmas with us... it was a much happier time without knowing it was our last one together. Every Christmas since has been so hard with you not here. I miss your laughter, your smile, your smell, your hugs, your love...I MISS YOU.!
If I could build a stairway to Heaven, I would. Just so I could have it all back...even for a little while.
I wish you were still here with us in the flesh, but I know you are in spirit. I love you with every breath I take and miss you with every heartbeat. Until we can be reunited...
Forever in my dreams...
Love, Mom

Claudia Calvert
Jefferson Parish Sheriffs Office
December 23, 2016


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