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Deputy First Class Norman Cecil Lewis

Motor Officer



DFC Norman C. Lewis Go Fund Me/Donations  Officer Down Memorial Page


The morning of Monday, January 9, 2017, would turn out to be a horrible day for law enforcement in Orange County, with the loss of two law enforcement heroes.  

Law enforcement from all over Central Florida, to include Motor Officer-Deputy First Class (DFC) Norman C. Lewis, had responded to the area of south central Orange County to a call regarding a shooting involving OPD Sgt. Debra Clayton, who confronted a murder suspect and was shot and killed while trying to make the apprehension.

DFC Lewis, without hesitation, immediately responded to the area when he heard the call for help and was part of the police presence searching for the dangerous suspect, who had fled the scene and fired on another deputy.  DFC Lewis maintained his mobility on his motorcycle while assisting with the ground search or any other need. As DFC Lewis was travelling southbound on Pine Hills Road a vehicle driving from the opposite direction, turned left into DFC. Lewis' path of travel causing a collision.  DFC Lewis was transported to the trauma unit, but sadly succumbed to his injuries.

DFC Lewis was a beloved member of this agency and proudly served the citizens of Orange County for 11 of his young 35 years. He was a graduate of the University of Central Florida and played football for the Knights.  


THANK YOU - We have and continue to receive a large number of email messages and social media posts locally and from all over the country from people expressing their condolences over the death of Deputy First Class Norman Cecil Lewis. While it is difficult to answer each and every one of those, please know that your thoughts, concerns, and well wishes are sincerely appreciated by the Lewis family and the men and women of the Orange County Sheriff's Office. We invite you to follow the link above and leave a remembrance or thought. 


Info re OPD Sergeant D. Clayton.


Service News and Updates

Church Service and Funeral Information


Church/Funeral Service:              

Date:                     Sunday,  January 15, 2017
Time:                    2:30 pm

Location:              First Baptist Church of Orlando

                              3000 S. John Young Pkwy.

                              Orlando, FL 32805

Immediately following DFC Norman Lewis will be taken to Port Charlotte.


Following are the Port Charlotte funeral arrangements for Deputy First Class Norman Lewis:


Viewing/Funeral Service:


Date:                        Monday, January 16, 2017

Viewing Times:      12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Service Start:          2:00 pm

Location:                 Murdock Baptist Church

                                 18375 Cochran Blvd. 

                                  Port Charlotte, FL 33948


Interment immediately following:


Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens

9400 Indian Springs Cemetery Road

Punta Gorda, FL 33950





Immediately following the interment, the family will receive friends and the public at:


Murdock Baptist Church

1837 Cochran Blvd

Port Charlotte, FL 33948



All uniform personnel should wear a Class A uniform.

Honor Guard and Specialty Units

Agencies sending or inquiring about a specialty unit contact, see below:


For Flag team attending contact:

Sgt. Rida Langley, 407-448-6131 or [email protected] 


For Honor Guard contingent W/O flags attending contact :

Sgt. Tom Wallis, 407-427-3485 or [email protected] 


For Police and Fire Bagpipe Bands attending contact:

DFC Larry Lockwood,  321-436-6128 or [email protected]


For Police Motorcycle Units attending contact:

FHP Master Trooper Kevin Brown, 321-229-3830 [email protected] 


For Mounted Patrol Units attending contact:

Sgt. Larry Slimick, 321-229-3832 or [email protected]