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 who murdered Lieutenant Clayton was captured on January 17th, 2017.
Deputy Lewis had served with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for 11 years.