Orange County

Orange County deputies honor memory of Deputy First Class Norman Lewis

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Deputies in Orange County are remembering the loss of one of their own Sunday.

This Jan. 9 marks five years since the loss of Orange County Deputy First Class Norman Lewis.

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Orange County deputies said, “Big Norm,” as he was called by those who knew him, served the community with dedication and grace.

Lewis tragically lost his life in 2017 responding to offer help after Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton was shot and killed.

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Lewis died in the line of duty after he was struck by a car while going to help a fellow law enforcement officer.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office shared a video tribute to Lewis on Sunday and said, “Five years ago today, we lost our gentle giant, DFC Norm Lewis. We treasure these memories, which give just a glimpse into the legacy of the man, the friend and the hero whose work ethic, personality and heart were larger than life. Rest easy, Big Norm.”

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Lewis and Clayton both died on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, and their service to the community will long be remembered.

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