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Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Norris Shot and Killed in Line of Duty


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Monroe County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Norris was shot and killed as he responded to a call of an armed suicidal man this morning.

Deputy Norris and another deputy had responded a report of a suicidal man inside a home in Bolingbroke, Georgia. As the deputies approached the house, the suspect opened fire with a handgun, wounding both deputies.

The suspect was wounded in the leg when the deputies returned fire. He was apprehended at the scene.

Deputy Norris was transported to the Macon Medical Center where he died from his wounds.

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  • As the wife of an officer, my heart is breaking for this brave, selfless officer’s loved ones. He responded to what he thought was a troubled man who needed his help and was prepared to do just that. Unbelievable what a troubled world we live in. My deepest sympathy is with this officer’s family.

  • Thoughts & prayers sent to the family of Officer Norris at this time of your great loss. May he rest in peace. Praying that the other officer will recover & be back out there serving his community. Such a sad time.

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