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 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.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 819

Incident Details

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

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I’m a rookie Officer and was shot in the line of duty in my last week of FTO.

Still now recovering from the incident and just finished watching the “Rookies” police show episode about Officer Norris.

The stories of our fallen brothers and sisters breaks my heart and reminds me everyday how thankful I am to be alive and still able to do the job I love once I fully recover.

Rest In Peace to all of our fallen brothers and sisters. God bless their families, all of law enforcement and the communities we love and serve.

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