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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

Incident Date: 7/5/2007

Weapon: Handgun; .380 caliber

Suspect: 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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Officer Norris will forever be remembered & respected as a true officer he was, in such a a short lived career. I am a fellow LEO and I want to take a moment to pay my respects to you.
My partner and I currently over see a youth law enforcement academy and want to let you know that we have dedicated a day to remember you. Many of the youths are passionate about wanting to pursue a career in law enforcement and strive to stay goal driven. We have dedicated a day to show them your video and show them an example of such a goal driven rookie officer. Watching you brings nothing but smiles to see how respected you were among veteran officers and how they took such a liking to you as we all did watching you!

God Bless you and may you be forever rest in peace in heaven.

Officer Gutierrez #118
June 24, 2014

 

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