Deputy Sheriff Joshua Norris
Jefferson Parish Louisiana Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Thursday, July 5, 2007
Tour of Duty: 11 months
Badge Number: 819
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 5, 2007
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Committed Suicide
Deputy 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.
Deputy Norris had served with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office for 11 months. He is survived by his Parents and fiancee and two brothers who are also with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Office.
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