Deputy Sheriff Joshua Everett Norris

Deputy Sheriff Joshua Everett Norris

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 2007

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Joshua Everett Norris

Deputy Joshua Norris was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance with a gunfire call.

As Deputy Norris approached the house, he immediately encountered gunfire and was struck once in his upper right chest.

Responding just after the shooting, fellow officers 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 when 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.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 819

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .380 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, domestic

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Hey kiddo, been some time, but not a day goes by you are not in my thoughts. Will always wonder what life in our family would have been like if you had not been called by God that day.


February 18, 2024

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