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Deputy First Class Norman Lewis | Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy First Class

Norman Lewis

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, January 9, 2017
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Reflections for Deputy First Class Norman Lewis


The board and staff of Peace Officer Ministries send our condolences and lifts prayers for DFC Lewis' family, friends, and colleagues.

Rev. Frank Ruffatto, PGPD Ret. #1745
Peace Officer Ministries
January 17, 2017

Big Norm, "tear da club up" (3-6 Mafia)

January 17, 2017

RIP Officer Lewis. Thank you for serving in my condolences to your family.

John Haseltine - Civilian
January 17, 2017

I did not know Deputy First Class Lewis Personally, however I have a couple of friends in the OSCO that knew him, and that are understably upset. I have seen and heard only the best things about him, and that he touched many lives here. I would like to say Thank You for your service to my community, and I appreciate everything You and Your Fellow Deputies do to keep us safe.

To Depty Lewis' Family, Thank You for sharing him with us, the citizens of Orange County. He definatly made an impact on many lives, and I speak for thousands when I say that we are appreciative. May God Rest his soul, and may the killer that Killed Lieutenant Debra Clayton, that he was actively searching for, be brought to justice quickly.

Joseph Schmidtknecht
Civilian of Orange County, FL and Friend of Law Enforcement
January 16, 2017

Rest in Peace my brother. Thank you for your service.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland
January 16, 2017

To the family of Deputy First Class Norman Lewis, friends, Sheriff Jerry Demings and the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A. S. Batson
Cherry/O'Berry Police Department NC
January 16, 2017

#BigNorm #NormanLewis @OrangeCoSheriff u will FOREVER be remembered in our prayers & memories!! U were taken away from us way to early but will ALWAYS remain in our hearts!! The entire Law Enforcement Community will NOT rest until the person(s) responsible for your death are captured & justice brought upon them!! We're sending warmth, hugs & strength to your family, friends, co-workers & community who are all struggling with your loss. #RestInPeace #BigNorm

Concerned Community & Law Enforcement Supporter!!!
January 15, 2017

RIP brother. Prayers for the family of Deputy Lewis.

SMSgt Philip Paz
Oklahoma City Police Department
January 14, 2017

When I start my tour of duty god, wherever crime may be, as I walk the darkened streets alone, let me be close to thee. Please give me understanding with both the young and lod. Let me listen with attention until there story's told. Let me never make a jugment in rush or callous way. But let me hold my paitence, let each man have say. lord if some dark and dreary night i must give my life, lord with your everlasting love portect those special in my life.

James Hallgrimson Blue Steel Security Officer
January 14, 2017

God bless you and thank you for your service

Detective David Roberts
Chicago Police Department
January 13, 2017


Heroes will live forever.

DFC Brooks
January 13, 2017

RIP Brother. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now. Thank you.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)
January 13, 2017

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office
January 13, 2017

Go rest high, we have the watch from here.

John 15:13

Deputy Sheriff Ryan Warren
Bay County Sheriff's Office, Florida
January 13, 2017

God has called you home, may He bless your parents and your friends

PO Michael Barbuck (ret.)
Nassau County Police Dept
January 13, 2017

My God, Two Heroes called home so soon ! Prayers for Deputy Lewis's family ! Both of you will always be remembered ! Rest in Peace Sir !

Lafayette County AR. Sheriff's Office
January 12, 2017

A portion of a letter written by President Abraham Lincoln, printed in the Boston Evening Transcript on November 25, 1864.

“I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save.
I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.
Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,
Abraham Lincoln”

Police Officer M. Reuss
Eagan MN Police Department
January 12, 2017

The Albany Police Academy Session 1 sends its deepest condolences to the Lewis family and the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Rest in Peace Deputy First Class Norman Lewis.

Albany Police Academy
Albany Police Department
January 12, 2017

Thoughts and prayers to the family and Orange County Sheriff's Department on this terrible loss. May you RIP.

Denise Trojanowski
Widow of Retired LEO
January 12, 2017

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they are called sons of God. "Matthew 5:9

As a police officer you were a peace keeper and you protected and served the citizens of Orange County. We are so sad to lose such an amazing man. May you find your eternal rest. RIP Norm.

Christina Raslowsky
Orange County Sheriff's Office
January 12, 2017

Keeping Deputy Lewis' family and Orange County Sheriff's Office in our prayers. Thank you for your service Deputy Lewis.

Dispatcher Cristal W
Sanford Airport PD
January 12, 2017

Praying for family and co-workers.

LT. Colonel Retired E.J. Williams Jr
Dare County Sheriff's Office (NC)
January 12, 2017

You will be missed old friend, but never forgotten. Keep riding brother... cruising on your Harley. I will always remember the kindness, friendship, and camaraderie you showed me. RIH Norm.

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God"

Cpl. Steven Camacho
January 12, 2017

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department
January 12, 2017

Absolutely tragic. Deputy Lewis, thank you so much for your service not only to the citizens of Orange County but, truly, to the entire country. I have literally heard nothing but incredible things about you, and as a fellow graduate of UCF and a member of the law enforcement community, you are my family. You lived as a hero and will forever be remembered as one. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Sergeant B. Wolgast
Florida Department of Corrections
January 12, 2017


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