Orange County will designate portions of Orlando roads to honor fallen officer, deputy

- Close colleagues of both Orlando Police Lieutenant Debra Clayton and Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Norman Lewis stood watch Tuesday morning, as the Orange County Commission unanimously agreed to designate some stretches of Orlando roads for both who were killed earlier this year.
 
Commissioner Victoria Siplin said,   "When we do this, we should not focus on how they died, but how they lived their lives."
 
Already approved by Florida Legislature, State Road 438, between John Young Parkway and Pine Hills Road, will be known as "Lieutenant Debra Clayton Memorial Highway."  Deputy Orlando Police Chief Robert Anzueto knew her well.
 
"It's gonna remember all the positives. It's gonna remember what she did in the community," said Deputy Chief Anzueto.
 
Also approved, Pine Hills Road, between Silver Star Road and Colonial Drive, will be designated "Deputy First Class Norm Lewis Memorial Highway,"  in honor of Orange County Sheriff's Master Deputy Michael Johnson's friend, Deputy Norm Lewis.
 
"A small token of an appreciation for the community to rename the street is an honor and a blessing," said Master Deputy Michael Johnson.
 
Commissioner Siplin added, "Hopefully, as people travel Silver Star Road and down Pine Hills Road, they will see those names and remember how they lived their lives."
 
Lives full of joy, love, and service to Central Floridians,
 
The county says there is no set time on when the designation will happen, but they hope to have it started in a month or so.
 

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