Police Officer Artis Lee Norris

Police Officer Artis Lee Norris

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1979

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Artis Lee Norris

Officer Norris succumbed to stab wounds sustained when he and his partner attempted to breakup a fight at a discotheque. Patrons turned riotous when the establishment closed abruptly for the night after someone set off some firecrackers. Three people were also shot.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 2847

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Norris, your life was taken for one of the stupidest reasons. The fate of your murderer is not listed here, but we can only hope he faced true justice for his/her crimes, if not in this life, then in the next.

God Bless you, Brother and may your eternal rest be in peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 11, 2015

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