Funeral for fallen Deputy Norman Lewis postponed due to emergency

Lewis died in crash during manhunt for suspected cop killer Markeith Loyd

ORLANDO, Fla. – Funeral services for Orange County Deputy Norman Lewis have been postponed until Sunday.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office made the announcement early Friday, just hours before the memorial was scheduled to begin at First Baptist Church Of Orlando. 

Deputies said the delay is due to a family emergency, but no other details were released. 

Lewis, 35, died Monday in a traffic crash while assisting in the search for a man wanted for shooting and killing Orlando police Master Sgt. Debra Clayton. 

Dozens gathered Thursday night at the church on John Young Parkway for a visitation for Lewis. 

His funeral is now planned for Sunday at 2:30 p.m. 

A second funeral will be held Monday in his hometown of Port Charlotte. 

Funeral services for Clayton are still planned for Saturday at First Baptist Orlando.

Meanwhile, the search for suspected gunman Markeith Loyd has entered Day 5. 

Orlando police Chief John Mina said Thursday that Loyd, who was likely wearing a bulletproof vest when he shot Clayton, should "be a man" and turn himself in to authorities.

Stay with News 6 and for updates on this developing story. 

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About the Author:

John Ambrogne is an executive producer for News 6 and has been with WKMG-TV since 2012. John graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University and has covered breaking news and major events in Central Florida since 2002.