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Deputy Sheriff Joshua Everett Norris

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, July 5, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Joshua Everett Norris

My girlfriend and I watched the Rookies episode that featured Josh Norris last night. As we watched the beginning and Josh's first days on the road, we kept commenting how we remembered being that new and ready to be police officers. We got a good laugh as we watched Josh shave and get ready for work. "Is that kid even old enough to shave??" We chuckled at Josh's insecurities and how he hung back while the "real" police officers worked and again we commented on how it was the same for us. We continued to watch and we continued to comment and reminisce about our early careers. During that short episode we we watched as Josh grew from the wide-eyed newbie into an impressive officer who looked more confident and took control. And, like so many reflections on this page announce, we too were shocked and saddened to hear of this officer's death. Long after the episode was over, we kept talking about Josh. The amusement we found in Joh's new-ness while watching turned to envy as we talked. We realized we enjoyed being that new and ready to save the world. We talked about how we wanted to be that optimistic and "new" again and we decided that we would return to work with that same passion, optimism and professionalim that we saw in Josh during that episode. We found it funny that we spent a half hour laughing at this kid that had "so much to learn" and WE were the ones that ended up being taught by HIM. Thank's Josh. Rest in peace, brother.

Jason
WPD

April 16, 2012

I have to leave a thought on this page josh, your very own page, no one else's page, sad I had to meet you via a tv show but still glad I got introduced to you and your story and got an inkling of what a great personality you had . I am looking forward to becoming an officer and will always remember your story, btw we are born in the same year so the bond is even close brother, this next beer is for me and you ....R.I.P

Civilian Rudy Alfaro
Aspiring officer

April 16, 2012

jusr watched ROOKIES featuring deputy Norris. I was shocked at the ending. RIP

b VAUGHAN

April 15, 2012

Just watched the show "Rookies" and was so shocked and saddened by Officer Josh Norris's passing. My brother's name is Josh so the show struck me extra hard. I salute Officer Norris and all the men and women in law enforcement for their willingness to put their lives on the line in order to protect ordinary citizens like myself. To Officer Norris's family, friends, and fellow officers in blue, you are in my heart and prayers!

God Bless you all!

Christy Gabriel
A citizen who appreciates all that police officers do EVERY SINGLE DAY

April 15, 2012

Just watched a show on you in FTO. Even though I never met you I would still call you my brother. You are the reason kids dream of becoming police officers. Determination, drive and a never-ending will to do the job are what you seem to have had. With over 10 years on I hope I never loose that same drive you had. Rest in Peace Brother.

anon

April 15, 2012

Just watched Josh's Rookie episode. RIP, hero.

B Daley

April 11, 2012

Hello Josh, It's been a long time Brother. I miss you every day. Your nephews are getting big. Robin and I will be visiting you on your birthday this month, we'll bring you a cold one. Love you man, rest easy.

Deputy Jon-Michael Norris
JPSO / REAL Brother

April 1, 2012

I recently saw for the first time the Rookies show you were on. I felt such a sense of pride and accomplishment for you in becoming a police officer. I could sense something was not right towards the end of the show. It tore at my heart at what happened. I had to watch it twice because maybe it would have been different at the end if I saw it again. I thought about it for days on how much courage, heart, and bravery you displayed.

Someone near and dear to my heart graduated from the Academy who was also very similar to your age. This is why I really related to your story. I am constantly reminded of the risks taken by the men and women of law enforcement.

There are not enough ways I can say thank you for your dedication and service. Also, you won't ever be forgotten. Please continue to watch down over your brothers and sisters in blue. I thank you Deputy Josh Norris and your family also. You are and forever will be a hero and an inspiration.

J- Proud supporter of Police Officers

March 28, 2012

Deputy Norris,
I am twenty-one year old "rookie" fresh out of the academy. I keep a small piece of paper with your story on it clipped above the vanity mirror in my car. And every day I aspire to come into work with the enthusiasm and dedication you did so yourself. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Even though I never knew you personally, I will always remember you're story and share it with all that I encounter.

Tom

March 28, 2012

I also followed the story of Deputy Norris in the show "Rookies". This show was entertaining up to this episode and for some reason, from the first minute I saw Josh, I immediately identified with him. Something about him reminded me of myself more than anyone else I have ever seen in uniform. I literally sat at home and felt happy for him as he was cut loose.

After I heard the entire story, I was shocked and did not think about anything else for days. Deputy Josh Norris was 100% dedicated to law enforcement and sacrificed his life in an effort to make this world a better place. I have not left the house since without a small picture of Josh in my wallet, reminding me of the honor and responsibility that a Police Officer carries along with his uniform, a burden that I am determined to carry in the future.

Josh, thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten!
Rest In Peace

Criminal Justice Student

March 27, 2012

I also just viewed "Rookies" and searched for Deputy Norris. My deepest sympathy to his family and to all who knew him.

Sandra Fernandez
None

March 26, 2012

so very sorry. just watched "rookies" and looked him up. my deepest condolences to his family and friends.

AE2 Chad Lechert
USN, seperated

March 25, 2012

I too saw the show it was great once you completed training I was happy for ya than your life was taken I was shocked the sacrafices police makes is a big one rip deputy Norris and god bless your family.

ofc. b. pollock
miami dade corrections & rehabilitation department

March 22, 2012

My heart goes out to the family of Dep. Josh Norris. I just recently saw the "Rookies" episode featuring Josh. I thought he performed exceptionally well and was shocked to hear of his passing. I take it hard when our men and women in blue are taken in the line of duty. Once again my heart goes out to the family. We've lost another soldier in the fight

Ofc. Judah Godley
Alcorn State University Police

March 16, 2012

Well son looks like the show has introduced you to a whole new set of folks. Just dropping a line to let you know you are still in my thoughts. Looks like Eric is the first to have a child, baby boy born on Feb 29th. Eric is doing better and progress is slow, hopefully seeing his son gives him joy and the drive to keep improving. I wonder who will be next out of the remaining 5. The years are clicking by, hard to believe coming up on 5 years.

John Latour

March 6, 2012

I too watched this show of "Rookies" where Officer Norris was going to live out his dream of becoming an Officer. I was not to sure if was going to make it but I was so proud of him for getting though his 12 week FTO training. I was blown away when at the end of the show I learned that a month after becoming an Officer he was killed in the line of duty. My heart hurt and I cried for a few hours. I thpguht of his family and the lost they must be feeling. Such a nice looking young man with a bright future. Josh had just got engaged but was not able to live this part of his life. To Officer Norris family,: thank you for rising such a nice young man. You guys can be proud of Josh as I am. I am sure he was a nice, great, loyal, brotherly, loving, proud, honorable, strong young man. After the show I sat in my chain sad, crying, broken hearted. But then thinking of Officer Norris I went out and lived my day for Josh, he never left my thoughts. I enjoyed my 3 kids and wife. I will never forget Josh, Officer Norris is a role model for me and I hope others. God bless Josh and his family.

A supporter of Police Officers and proud of the job each of you do. Thank you.

March 5, 2012

When I watched this episode of The Rookies, I was reminded of my self in my earlier day. it was sureal to watch the end of the episode and to hear his FTO run through the events of what had occured..they had that bond that most of us build up but Josh seemed to click with everyone like he was made for the job!! A FINE OFFICER TAKEN FROM US TO SOON! I salute you Deputy Norris, and the rest of The J.P. Sherrif's Office as well.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff, Ron Mikol
Middlesex County Sheriff Office-MA

March 4, 2012

I just watched "Rookies" I was so happy and proud of Officer Joshua Norris for doing great in his training and evaluation. To see him make it, get engaged and be on his own.. Then read that he has passed away really made my heart really sad. My condolences to his family, fiancee, friends and fellow comrades. R.I.P. OFFICER JOSHUA NORRIS. Thank you for your service, honor, dedication, leadership and valor

Kathy Young
Proud Civilian

February 29, 2012

I just saw the TV show "Rookies". Seeing Officer Joshua Norris go thru his 12 week training with his FTO and then pass his evaluation. Then for him to be on his own for a year and then respond to a call and get shot is sad. During the show Officer Joshua Norris showed that interest and ambition to be a police officer. Im thinking of becoming a police officer and seeing this a reality check for me not knowing what to expect and always be aware of your surroundings.

God bless every law enforcement officer in the country for upholding the law and helping those in need and for risking there lives to make a difference and being able to stand tall thru danger not many people can do this job and for those that can says a lot.

Juan Ramos

February 20, 2012

I actually just learned about Officer Norris from watching the television show "Rookies". He seemed to really enjoy his profession and loved being a police officer. The part that really touched me and got me emotional was how excited he was about potentially being recognized one day on the department's wall of excellence--but unfortunately, he ended up being recognized for such a tragic, tragic reason.

God bless our law enforcement officers; keep them safe and comfort the families that must endure when their lives are taken in the line of duty. Amen.

Toni Chatman

February 16, 2012

Well Boy it is carnival time and cold, down in the 40s. Figure you would be complaining right about now about working the parades. Well kiddo Eric is doing better, slow progress, but here. Still have the thorn in my side, wish you could be here with Jess as well.

John Latour

February 13, 2012

Thank you for your service Josh.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Department

February 9, 2012

I'm currently watching your episode on ROOKIES, and it is harder and harder for me to watch each time. Although it is tough to watch, it is a memory that your family, brothers and sisters in law enforcement can reflect on. I am although curious how you got the name "chuckles".

Rest easy brother, your brothers and sisters in law enforcement have the watch from here.

M. Blagmon
Private Investigator

February 9, 2012

Watched rookies and learned about what happened to you. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother in blue.

Reserve
Cannon Falls Police MN

January 31, 2012

JOSH & FAMILY. I've watched the "Rookies" episode a few times and it is extremely heart breaking. It's amazing to read through all these comments and see the kindness from everyone. Prayers to your family and may you watch over them at all times. You are an inspiration to many!

Sgt. Derek Langley
Ohio Safety Team

January 28, 2012

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