Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to life
Deputy Sheriff Ted Lewis was shot and killed by a prisoner in the old Caroline County Jail while questioning him about a robbery.
During the interrogation the subject struck the weapon that Deputy Lewis was holding, causing it to discharge and strike Deputy Lewis in the head. The man then fled the scene with Deputy Lewis' service weapon.
The man was eventually apprehended after being shot by a posse and almost killed. He was initially sentenced to death but received a life sentence during a second trial.
Deputy Lewis was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWI and had served with the Caroline County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.