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,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 11, 2019

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