Deputy First Class Norman Cecil Lewis

Deputy First Class Norman Cecil Lewis

Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 9, 2017

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Norman Cecil Lewis

Deputy First Class Norman Lewis was killed in a motorcycle crash while participating in the search of the subject who had just murdered Lieutenant Debra Clayton, of the Orlando Police Department.

Lieutenant Clayton had been shot and killed when she encountered a wanted murder suspect in the parking lot of the Walmart on Princeton Street. After shooting her, the subject fled in a carjacked vehicle and shot at an Orange County deputy who located the vehicle. During the ensuing search, Deputy Lewis' motorcycle collided with a vehicle that turned in front of him at the intersection of Pine Hills Road and Balboa Drive.

The subject was wanted for murdering his pregnant ex-girlfriend and for shooting her brother one month prior. After shooting Lieutenant Clayton, the man carjacked a vehicle and fled the scene. A captain from the Orange County Sheriff's Office spotted the vehicle moments later and was shot at as he got behind it. The subject was captured on January 17th, 2017. The man was convicted of first-degree murder in November 2021 and was subsequently sentenced to death the following month.

Deputy Lewis had served with the Orange County Sheriff's Office for 11 years.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

murder suspect

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We are are better off for having had you protecting us. It is beyond sad that you were taken so soon but I am sure we will all be together again one day. Your legacy of heroism and humanity live on as an example the rest of us can use to carry on. Thank you for your sacrifice. You are missed very much. The people love you.

James Basara
Florida Blue Insurance

August 9, 2021

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