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NC officer shot dead while serving murder warrant

Published: Fri, June 10, 2011 @ 2:03 p.m.

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — A veteran North Carolina investigator was shot and killed while serving a murder warrant on suspects at a house in the eastern part of the state, authorities said.

Investigator Warren Lewis of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office was shot Thursday night while he was working with a fugitive task force to investigate a June 2 slaying, said Sheriff’s Lt. David Wooten.

“He was the kind of man you would want your son to be,” Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said at a news conference today.

Jenkins said Lewis’ death creates a void in the department that will never be filled.

“I never saw him when he wasn’t happy,” Jenkins said. “He enjoyed what he did more than anybody even that I know.”


1Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years ago

Murder warrants should be served with overwhelming force . If face with armed resistance a shoot to kill policy should be in effect . Political correctness kills good officers !

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2bmanresident(607 comments)posted 5 years ago

Screw Political Correctness!

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3oldmillspice(160 comments)posted 5 years ago

Just look at this video http://www.realecontv.com/page/2947.html A quick synopsis - The Department of Education is now using SWAT teams to settle civil matters.. I have alot of respect for most officers of the law BUT , When they do stupid stuff you are /and going to see more cops getting killed. Its too bad alot of good cops get killed too. Jay 1981 your right They choose this line of work . jrolly325 what the hell does a "teabagger have to do with all this ?? You must be a brainwashed union member like I was for 33 years, Glad I'm not anymore . You can pay my share of income taxes since I am now retired

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4Stan(9923 comments)posted 5 years ago

jrolley325 :

"ooo i looks like i touched a nerve with one of you.

cool then i hope you get your wish....police and fire protection get all their cuts....meanwhile an arsonist burns down your house and there arent enough firemen to put it out or cops around to catch the guy who did it"

In the hood when an arsonist is caught in the act he is taken out . When a home invader comes inside bio hazmat is needed for cleanup . Life is harsh in tha hood but life goes on . . ..

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5JME(802 comments)posted 5 years ago


So your saying if SB5 doesn't become law and the sky's the limit on income and benefits, then these police tragedy's would be ok?

Don't try to make a tragedy like this political, you make the liberals look disgraceful.

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6AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 5 years ago

JME "" Don't try to make a tragedy like this political ""

You make his pay political. You make his bennies political. You make his PERKS political.

But his dangerous job is polital also. His death just shows the danger an Officers job really is. That is why it disgusts me so much when so many think OFFICERS are over paid.

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7JME(802 comments)posted 5 years ago


Can you comprehend what your reading?

I'm referring to pay/benefits as part of SB5, which clearly jrolly is trying to throw into this tragedy.

Go back and read through the posts slowly now, and find who first brought politics into this story.

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8AnotherAverageCitizen(1193 comments)posted 5 years ago

YES , I had good teachers in school. I can read and comprehend.

I just feel officers are not overpaid, because of their risk of life. It hurts me to see officers hurt/killed in the line of duty.

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9Shanty(23 comments)posted 5 years ago

Maybe all of you should remember the reason for all of this. A poor man died trying to do his job,may he rest in peace and your thoughts and prayers should be going out to his family.

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10Nunya(1356 comments)posted 5 years ago

This is beyond Horrible,..

Only a callous fool could in anyway revel in the wake of being informed of such and tragedy. Where neither Investigator Lewis nor any other casualty should be trivialized nor politicized. There are some relevant current affairs that can be applicably reflective here. ,.. a few things are..

@ Stan - Officer Lewis was a duly sworn Deputy United States Marshal. That was in task with a detachment whom were conducting a search of the residence when Lewis was unfortunately shot and killed. A number of suspects were apprehended was arrested on location after a brief standoff. Which among them included three of whom were wanted in connection with the original serving of the murder warrant.

To wit there is such an issuance of authorization of use of deadly force. However, in proper enforcement it's not a " Shoot first ask questions later " type of approach. Which means even if enforcement were to adopt a criminal and counter productive doctrine of " Shoot first ask questions later ". Unfortunately enforcement divisions wouldn't only still endure occasional casualties. But many cases would go unsolved, the trust, respect for and effectiveness of enforcement division would be eviscerated.

So this is just one of those unavoidable times where the reality of risk of service is painfully moralized. May Investigator Lewis rest in peace, condolences rendered to his family and we appreciate his honorable service,.. and he indisputably was and will forever remain a member of the best of the best in civilian enforcement.

In regards to SB5

Where by context, content and effect I'm openly a " NO VOTE ON SB5 " in Ohio. Where with understanding wage and benefits packages has to be reigned in. The gross overreach of SB5 isn't addressing that. SB5 is merely a unified effort of corporate owned pitch boys. That align as a measure to break Unions and deny employees the fair labor rights. To negotiate wages, work conditions, benefits, duty hours, retention and blunt affording an ability to even be considered for hire.

The only correlation here is the honorable Investigator Lewis, was slain in North Carolina. Which is a right-to-work state and one of the biggest anti-Union territories in the entire United States of America. There's currently a republican measure in the works in NC state assembly. That in current amendment form tries to defy federal labor laws. Which if it makes it out of the state house assembly, Governor Bev Purdue will likely Veto it.

Would SB5 had adversely effected those like Investigator Lewis, his family and his coworkers,.. unquestionably YES !!!

Which I categorically refuse to align with any acceptance of it and hence,.. I'M A NO VOTE ON SB5 !!!

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