Monday, January 9, 2017

Orlando Eye lit blue tonight in honor of this morning's fallen deputies

Posted By on Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 7:56 PM

  • Photo via Orlando Eye/Twitter
The Orlando Eye is blue tonight in honor of Orlando Police Department's Sgt. Debra Clayton and Deputy First Class Norman Lewis of the Orange County Sheriff's Office, both of which passed away in the incidents surrounding wanted suspect Markeith Loyd.

According to the Orlando Police Department, Clayton was shot while attempting to detain Loyd, who was wanted for murdering his pregnant girlfriend on December 13. Clayton was taken to the Orlando Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Two hours later, Lewis was killed in a motorcycle crash while searching for Loyd. Lewis also passed away at Orlando Regional Medical Center.

As of now, authorities are still searching for Markeith Loyd, who is considered armed and very dangerous. OPD is offering up to $60,000 for any information leading to the arrest of Loyd.

Tags: , ,

Consider supporting local journalism.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida. Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2019 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation