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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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Well Kiddo been awhile since wrote to you. Still in Beth’s and I hearts and day does not pass without us thinking about you. Keep a close eye on brothers and sisters in blue they are facing some big challenges of late. You have the media and political leaders painting them as the aggressor and their lack of support is making their job hard and if it could have been possible, even more dangerous. Those folks just need to visit yours and so many others to see the sacrifices those that wear the badge are will to pay for others. Do not believe any of those would rush to the call of help if they knew they may not return from it. Merry Christmas and Happy New years

John Latour (Retiried Deputy)
December 29, 2014

 

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