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Statement from Mayor Emanuel on the Death of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis

Clifton Lewis, star # 4103. Officer Lewis was fatally shot last night while attempting to stop an armed robbery at a convenience store in the 1200 block of N. Austin.

Statement from Mayor Emanuel on the Death of Chicago Police Officer Clifton Lewis:

The death of Police Officer Clifton Lewis is a tragic and senseless loss, most deeply for Officer Lewis’ family and those who served alongside him, but also for the entire city of Chicago.

Officer Lewis died as he had lived, serving and protecting his community. He proudly wore the CPD uniform for eight years in the 15th district where he worked each and every day to preserve the safety and well-being of the community. His courage and sense of duty to the City are examples for us all.   

There are no words that can make this loss easier to bear for Officer Lewis’ family and colleagues; and we want them to know that they are not alone.  As a City, we mourn Officer Lewis’ death and our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues.