Attorney General Pam Bondi News Release

January 9, 2017
Contact: Whitney Ray
Phone: (850) 245-0150

Attorney General Bondi’s Statement on the Loss of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton and Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi released the following statement regarding the deaths of Master Sergeant Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department and an Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy:

“Today Florida lost two brave law enforcement heroes who died trying to keep us safe. Master Sergeant Debra Clayton of the Orlando Police Department was a dedicated law enforcement officer and a friend. She worked tirelessly to help children from low-income families and was a major advocate for preventing crime in the black community. Sergeant Clayton touched many lives and I am heartbroken at the loss of such a courageous, dedicated law enforcement hero.

“Tragically, we also lost a brave Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy who was participating in the manhunt. Another Orlando Police Officer suffered serious injuries. As the manhunt continues, my prayers are with Sergeant Clayton’s family, the Orange County Sheriff's Deputy’s family and all law enforcement officers putting their lives on the line to protect us from danger.”