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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

He will always watch from above for his family, brothers, and sisters in blue. The department defiently lost a great hero this day and he will never be forgotten. God has a great soldier in his army.

Staci Faucetta CO

July 5, 2012

Hope we all know he's protecting us from above. Although I'm no longer with the department, I'll always be a cop in my heart, and Joshua's death at 22 was especially tragic. I pray for him and all the other officers who lost their lives while protecting us, as well as my brothers (cause I still consider them my brothers) who are out there today. RIP Josh, and you will always be a hero.

Mike Newell
Former JPSO deputy

July 5, 2012

Well Kid

Getting close to that awful date again, face book is lighting up with those remembering the date. I know it is done by all out of honor to you, but I would rather forget that day. It is day which just brings up the feeling of lose, of wondering what could have been and that a single day will adjust the lives of so many with one single act. Was think back in 2007 and how we were planning the trip to DC and how everyone was pumped up since it was the first trip you would be going with is, as part of the family. It was like a rite of passage, Matt came with us on a trip to Cancun before they were married. It was like the welcome aboard ceremony. Still thing back how at the table you were right in there with everyone else discussing what we would do. Actual the day before the 4th was getting access passes to Pentagon for us all and when your name came up life you as my son in-law. Amazing what a day makes and changes that can happen. Now when I go up there for work I stop to see your name on a wall.

John Latour

June 29, 2012

My Name on a Plaque

i saw your story... im not a police officer but i admire you in every way

after you died
the seconds kept ticking
by and by
wish i could of met you
just to say hello and just to say

RIP Josh Norris


June 20, 2012

Well kid

Taking a ethic class and death penalty was a such, which made we discuss you. Still hurts when talking about you. Again cannot say it enough wish you had a chance to be my son in-law. I know in my heart you would have been a hell'uve husband and Dad. Boy I'm proud of you and feel grateful to have known you and be part of my family's life.


June 20, 2012

Well boy we are getting close to the date in the year which I hate. This year it will fall on the same day of the week as when we lose you Visited Tara, Matt and the kids, in the way home Beth and I was talking and she asked how the 96 would run since it was in the middle of the week, which reminded of the day we lost you, but more so the day prior. Kid you still have place in our family and wish the only memoir associate with the 5th was it was the day after you asked to marry Jess. Five years, where has the time gone, still think of what it would have been like. Figure you and Jess would have at least two years of marriage under the belt and at least one rug rat running around.

John Latour

June 13, 2012

Well Son just want to tell you that was thinking of you today. Who ever bougth your old houe is doing some major work on it. Hope it is a nice young couple starting a family. Kid you would have made a good husband and Dad.

Retired Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office

June 5, 2012

I still watch Rookies and remember you every time I do. I stop by your page every few months and am always glad to see the family, friends and strangers that write. You inspired a lot of us in law enforcement. Many of us in our 20s and 30s think we're invincible. Your story reminds us how precious life is and how thankful we need to be for the gifts God has given us. Please keep smiling down on all of us.


June 3, 2012

Josh Norris,

Like most I learned about you from the Show Rookies. Ive been with the Sheriff's department in KY for 6 years now as a dispatcher, In the next couple months I will start the Police academy and soon will be on the street also. Its crazy how much someone you have never even met can touch your heart and soul. I wish your brothers the best and safety until they see you again. Thank you for your service and rest in peace

Soon to be Deputy

June 3, 2012


I know you stood by Eric's side as he made his trip to heaven. You and Kevin welcome him home. It breaks my heart another one of the 7 have left this life. Make sure you watch over Will, Mickey, Eon, and Lance

John Latour

May 14, 2012


I feel like I can be on a first name basis since I first watched your episode a few years ago. I continue to think of your story & of the sacrifice you made. I am starting another shift now & I often visit ODMP to reflect on others lost. I like to think it keeps me grounded at work.

Your still in my thoughts & prayers. God Speed Brother.

Ofc. D. Abbott
Peterborough Police Dept. (NH)

May 13, 2012

Well my brutha, another year without you here. A long 5 years is rapidly approaching, but there are many of us gathered in Portsmouth, VA gearing up to ride to DC in your honor. I am here this year and I will be thinking of you during the Unity Tour. When they call out your name on Sunday, I know you're up there watching over us. I won't be saddened by your death anymore, but I'll be proud to celebrate your life.

Sgt. D. Gros

Sgt. Darren Gros

May 9, 2012

Well Boy Looks like Harrison got the thumbs up to head home, you kids give me more gray hair and if not gray you make it fall out more. Visited Eric the other day, he has lost allot weight and to most who have visited him regularly it may seem like little improvement in his condition. When I got to his room no one was there, so when I started talking to him he turned to the sound of my voice, probably not recognizing it. But as I talked you could see he was trying to communicate back. You know me, not one that beats around the bush or tip toes around a question, so I told him if he can understand me to give me a sign. Since he still has really no reflect controls, I just ask to give me a smile, which he did. We talked about his new son and you could tell that affected him. I know he is still fighting to get back and time will be the only thing which will allow that. As I told Beth, he is in the worst type of fire fight, alone and out gunned and no way to communicate that he is still in the fight, but still fighting. We had a good 20 minutes before his Dad came in and we talked about a number of things, mostly to hang in there and keeping fighting even if it drives him crazy that he cannot communicate now, it will come and keep the faith. Told him I had no clue why God chose him to have this fight, but he has a reason, as with you leaving us still not sure why. But as Eric and I talked I did realize something, I use to wonder why did God let this happen to you, at the start of a long life with everything in front of you. To be taken the day after you got engaged, then something clicked, which I want to say it was God tell me something. Much like the day when I got the phone call from Kenny that you were in being sent to the hospital. God's plan had you coming to him, but before you left he would give you that happiness of at least asking Jess, to finish that act which you wanted to do. In that 20 minutes with Eric we talked of you and again you could see reaction, so I know that he is still there and fighting. I just need to make sure I impart that to others, mostly Kristen, but also Jess. She has been spending allot of time with her and the baby. Son I know God gave you a pair of wings, need you to stand by Eric's side during his dark periods, as you did when he initial went in the hospital. But also touch those close to him as well, so they can see he is on the road to recovery, just it is on God's timeline and not ours. Well kid have to go, passed by the other day , see your brothers left you a couple of beers and a smoke for you birthday. Miss you kid and keep watching over everyone and like I told you when you were with us, take the time and tell those around you are thinking of them. You have a whole lot of people down here still missing you, give them a visit and strength in their day to day trials.

John Latour

May 8, 2012

Just watched the episode of Rookies about Deputy Josh Norris. I was completely shocked and saddened about this. My prayers go out to the Norris family. RIP Deputy Norris thank you for your service and making the ultimate sacrifice....

Police Dispatcher
Albuquerque NM

May 8, 2012

This weekend I was watching an episode of "Rookies" and saw you on the show. A brave young man, aspiring to pursue one of the hardest jobs there is. While you have left behind many friends and family, you have left us all with a definition of what it is to make the ultimate sacrifice. Your bravery helped to make sure one more bad guy isn't around to harm anybody anymore. Thank you Officer Norris, you are truly a hero in my mind.


May 7, 2012

You showed great promise as i watched you on "Rookies". I am so very sorry. My condolences go out to your, family, friends and loved ones.


May 6, 2012

josh i did not know but you was a good officer and i learned about you on a show

detective folkes
boston police

May 3, 2012

Josh, I was on duty with your brother yesterday. You're still in my thoughts and prayers. RIP!

Dep. B. Taranto
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

May 2, 2012

Josh, I just watched an episode of "Rookies" and learned your story. My heart goes out to you and your family, brother. I know it has been a while, but you are still thought of by those of us down here. You're with God now, rest in peace.

SPO C. Vasquez
Des Moines Police Department

April 30, 2012

I never knew you Josh but me and my family watched your development and training on the TV here in the UK - I was a bad boy once but have now made good, you were an inspiration to many and you died much too soon, God bless you and rest in peace.

Mark Leech FRSA
HM Prisons

April 29, 2012



April 26, 2012

Well Boy
Your birthday is just a day away, funny how I have lasting memoirs of simple thinks like Beth telling you Happy Birthday that first birthday you lived with us and how surprised you were. That short time you were living with us and just the time you were around the house as a kid and when dating Jess endeared you to Beth and I. Well Tara and Matt gave us a second grandson on Apr 20th so you , Kenny and Beth are sharing April birthday month. Harrison was almost a month and half early and scared us there at the being,. Little guy, 4 lb 6 oz , but has a warrior's heart, kind of like you. Had to get some medical stuff done at EJ and saw Adam, looking good lost a allot of weight m but kids will do that. I bet your name sake is a handful. Sometimes I tell myself, wish you would have been one of those guys that I did like , but my daughter just dated. But in the end kid you have a way of getting into people's heart, like all the visitors and those that watch rookies. Miss you kid

John Latour

April 25, 2012

Deputy Norris,

Ever since I watched Rookies a year or two ago I will never forget you. I'm going to pursue my dreams of becoming a Police Officer someday because of you. Thank you for being so brave and doing everything you did. It's so sad that your life was cut so short. I hope you're enjoying Heaven! Rest in peace Deputy Norris!

Police Explorer in Texas

April 22, 2012

I just saw Officer Norris' Rookies episode for the first time. I am not sure why the episode moved me like it did but I am in tears right now. Officer Norris showed such potential and promise. Not only as a law enforcement officer, but as a human being in general. He displayed knowledge in questioning someone and just as much compassion during the death call. Even though his time on earth was much too brief, he improved our world greatly.
My deepest condolences to his fiancee, his family, and his department.

R Schober

April 22, 2012

What a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to Officer Norris's family, fellow officers, and friends.

Patrolman Brenda Warner
Westlake Ohio, Auxiliary Police Unit

April 22, 2012

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