Deputy Sheriff Michael Norris succumbed to a gunshot he suffered the previous day when he and another deputy responded to a call of an armed suicidal man at a home in the 100 block of Haley Lane, in Juliette, at approximately 5:45 pm.
As the deputies approached the front door the subject opened fire with a handgun, wounding both deputies. During the exchange of gunfire the subject was wounded in the leg. He was then taken into custody at the scene.
Deputy Norris was transported to the Macon Medical Center where he was pronounced brain dead the following day, but kept on life support so his orgas could be donated.
Deputy Norris had served with the Monroe County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife.
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