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

Deputy Sheriff

Joshua 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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Deputy Norris,

With all the chaos that is going on in this world, I wanted to stop by your page and leave you another reflection. You will never be forgotten. I hope your family has held in strong. I heard the song "Hurt" by Johnny Cash the other day in a training video by the organization Below 100. What an amazing video... It's about officer safety and all the loved ones that took the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you again for your service.

Never forgotten.

PFC Meyers
Baltimore County, MD
May 5, 2015

 

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