It's up to you to make sure you make this option available. This is all related to the workflow and the status/resolution options you want to configure for your desired outcome.
Basically, you could set up a workflow having a deferred status or you could set up a transition to a closed status and indicate the fact that an issue gets deferred through setting a deferred value as the resolution of the closed issue.
Check the documentation on configuring workflows first, it will give you a good starting point.
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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