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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 heart still goes out to your family Joshua. I was a rookie 911 dispatcher with almost a year under my belt when I got the alert of a fallen officer and saw it was the same age as me. I always take a moment of silence coming from a daughter of a fallen hero. I keep your memory alive by using you as a tool for awareness in training. Really wish family would of received justices by your suspect that called you to heaven.

Florida Dispatch Center

November 5, 2013

What an amazing story. I followed this man's journey on Rookies, and saw his tremendous pursuit of the police career. I hate to see what happened to him. I hope and pray that the family and coworkers know God has a place for peace makers. He has served a nation proud.

Deputy Robert Bailey
Jefferson County Texas Sheriif's Office

November 2, 2013

Those of us on JPSO remember you well. At JPCC you are still thought about. In my heart, I know that you are now a soldier in St. Michael's Army fighting the evils that are against God and as the last verse in a Police Officer prayer to St. Michael.

And when we lay down our night sticks, enroll us in your heavenly force, where we will be as proud to guard the throne of God as we have been to guard the city of all the people. Amen.

Josh, I know you are guarding the throne of God.

Sgt. Kathleen F. Carrigan
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, a friend

October 27, 2013

I just finished watching the episode of 'The Rookies' that detailed the incident resulting in the death of Officer Josh Norris and I am stunned and heartbroken. I wish to thank Josh for his service and sacrifice. His family and friends are in my thoughts and prayers.

Thornton police

October 24, 2013

Rest in peace my brother in blue! We got it ftom here.

Pfc Saunders
D.C. police

October 24, 2013

Thank you Josh for your service. Every patrol you're on my mind. Every time a domestic comes over the radio, I think of you. Rest man, your safe now!

Dearborn Police

September 30, 2013

You will forever be known as a hero. Rest in peace brother.


September 15, 2013

May God bless your soul Josh. Thank you for your unselfish comittment to society.

Deputy Sheriff

July 10, 2013

Officer Norris,

I just watched your episode on the TV show Rookies. God Bless you for your service to your community. God Bless your family as well. Your story has deeply touched me; as I move forward in my process to become a police officer in my community. God works in mysterious ways, and I was meant to see your story.

I promise to honor your sacrifice. May you rest in peace.

Tony fr California.

July 4, 2013

Hard to believe five years kid. Rest in peace son,you are missed by Beth and I. The other day was talking about you to an old childhood friend,when it hit me, it was talking about my own child.

John Latour

July 2, 2013

Well kid just had the need to state how good of a man you are, just wish I would have told you that when you were with us.

John Latour

June 14, 2013

Josh, I didn't know you until I watched your first "rookies" show. At the end, when your FTO told about your death, it took my breath and broke my heart. I have thought about you every day since it was shown a several days ago. I hope I am just lucky enough to be the person that you were here on Earth... thank you Josh...for everything...

Gail Murphy

June 7, 2013

Gone too SOON!!!!
As I rewatched, (5x's), the "Rookies" episode of Deputy Josh Norris, I can not help but see the love his FTO had for him, even though he was his training officer.
Please, all who are believers, understand that God is in control and doesn't make mistakes. It can be hard to hear sometimes, but it is absolutly true.
Josh's main goal was to become a JPSO Deputy Sheriff, and he did just that. I saw God's glow on Josh's face and I could see the kindness of Josh's heart as I watched the show.
God has called Josh home and that is only done to "good" people when your work here is done!!!! Rest in Peace Dep. Joshua were......Gone Too SOON!!!!!

SGIM, Decatur, GA

May 16, 2013

i never had the pleasure of meeting you but wish i did. what a brave young man and officer you had become. watching you grow from this shy officer. to a brave and confident one. im so glad we have officers/service men and women like you. a true hero. prayers from my family to yours and god bless to all that loved you.

brandon w stevison
a friend at heart

May 16, 2013

Happy birthday kid

John Latour (reitired deputy)

April 26, 2013


Just dropping a line to tell you that Beth and I still hold you close in our heart. With your Birthday coming up on the 26th, it makes me think what come of husband and dad you would have been. Kid I know you would have been great at both. Funny how little thinks will bring back memories of you, you may have lived with us a little over a year, but feel like you are one of my very own kids.

John Latour

April 5, 2013

Deputy Norris,

I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but since I first saw you on the episode of "Rookies", I have never forgotten you. You see, when that episode first aired, I had just completed field training, and was finally "cut loose". It is because of you, that I went out and bought a Saint Michael pendant, and have worn it around my neck every day since then. I also have a picture of you in my patrol car, to always remind me just how dangerous this job is, and how short life can be. Your episode just recentley was on tv again, and I think it was even harder for me to watch this time, than when I saw it 5 years ago. You are, and always will be an inspiration to me. God bless you, and your family. Please continue to watch over the rest of us.

Officer Jason Schantz
Henrico Count Police

March 27, 2013

Well Kid

The time is just clicking along, wish you had more time with us. Tara and Matt is expecting number 4, which just lights my heart up. With every new arrival to the family is always haunted with the ā€œ what if'sā€™ with me. Just stopped by to leave some words for the recently lost Police Officers and their families, since so many individuals wrote on your site when we lost you and still do. You will always be in my and Beth'sheart

John Latour

March 22, 2013

Well Son

Willie is a brand new dad to a baby girl, Good lord will give him at least 15 years of peace, then the boys like you and him will start coming around. That is when all the fun ends for a DAD of a daughter and worrying goes into overdrive. Yea some of this thinning top of mine is directly related to you kid.

John Latour (Retired Deputy)

February 27, 2013

Hey Kiddo

Just swinging by to say hi. Justin, Amber's boyfriend started his career in law enforcement and looks like him and Amber are very serious. Friday they want to take Beth and I out to dinner, so waiting to see if a question is hooked to the dinner as well. Looks like he will be working in the lock up until an academy starts, similar to what you did. Will say when asked to write his recommendation, I was not sure if I want to, since still struggle with thinking I romanced the job to you and did not highlight the dangers. But like you, good Kid and really has a desire to be a police officer. Tell you when people find out that he wanted to go into law enforcement, everyone was comparing you and Jess to him and Amber. But I understand that God had a plan for you, just hope one day he will tell me what that was, but he gave you the chance to ask Jess to be your wife. Allowing you to finish that one task you wanted to do, before going to him. Kid the changes your death has set in motion still rub me the wrong way, but have faith that our heavenly father is working on them. Miss you kid and day does not past that you are not in my thoughts and prayers still. For better or worst have adopted you as one of my own. Watch over Justin for us son.

john latour (retired Marine and Deputy)

February 22, 2013

I watched your episode in a FTO.class today I questioned your position at the beginning of the show, because of your youth and soft spoken demeanor. As the show progressed I saw u excel in your duties and seemed to mature instantly. I have soaked my pillow in tears for you tonight, your bravery is the stuff 30 yr vets wish to be remembered for. My heart d
Goes to your

S.Vereen Master CO

February 15, 2013

I watched him in training on the Crime Investigation Network and immediately fall in love the kid. Nice guy, very humble, disciplined and respectful. I cried when I heard that he died.
I am praying for the family. May God bless them. May He watch over them and keep them safe from danger and harm.

Ainsworth Chambers

Ainsworth Chambers, S.D.A pastor
Concern Citizen

January 24, 2013

I like so many others that have chosen to write kind words for Josh & his family saw the show Rookies. I don't know Josh personally, but I completely related to his nervousness on the job. I was ecstatic to see that he passed & was patrolling on his own. It is a true tragedy that another human stole Josh's life, not just from him but his family & fiance as well. I will light a candle for you this Sunday at church. I hope that his family continues to read this & know that there are thousands of us that will be praying for each one of you. I can see why police officer's attitudes harden. Dealing with low lives definitely has a way of changing one's perception of humanity. May God be in your heart & at your side. Josh Norris a name never to forget.


January 24, 2013

Hey Kiddo

Well time just keep moving along. Passed by to visit a couple of days ago and still find gravesites a lonely place , absent of all sound or movement regardless of the time of day. Just the complete opposite of your nature, but Kevin and Eric are only a stone's throw away and figure you three have cook outs at night. See someone left a Christmas ornament on the tree, figure your mom or brothers. Too bad we cannot add some color or possible plant some flower in the bed around the tree near your site. I will See if Beth can find those yellow and purple flowers again and see if they take root, since you were a big LSU fan. Just on my mind boy

John Latour

January 23, 2013

After watching the ending of that show, I cried for 3 straight hours, how sad, and I now have a new respect for all law enforcement people. God bless Josh,who died so young , he was so sweet and brave and I will never forget him, a real true hero. God bless his girlfiend and family, whom my heart is broken for.

T.L. Parsons
grandmother of 3 young boys

January 19, 2013

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