Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy Lance Behringer Donates Painting of Slain Officer To Orlando Police Department
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // March 4, 2017
In Honor of OPD Lt. Deborah Clayton
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Deputy Lance Behringer of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office recently donated a portrait of Orlando Police Department’s Lt. Deborah Clayton who was killed in the line of duty on January 9.
Deputy Behringer painted the portrait in honor of Lt. Clayton after she was tragically taken from us while trying to apprehend a violent suspect in Orlando.
Lance is an incredible Deputy Sheriff and Field Training Officer for our agency, but in his off time, he is an amazing self taught artist who enjoys capturing life like images on canvas that truly represent the persona of each individual he paints.
Lance was moved to capture the true spirit of Lt. Clayton who like everyone of our brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement, face danger every day while working to protect their communities.
Lance spent almost 40 hours on the painting and asked to present it to Chief Mina of the Orlando Police Department for the family and agency. Chief Mina and his Command Staff members were extremely touched by the kindness and compassion of Lance and his wife Becky who made the presentation at the Orlando Police Department.
I could not personally be more proud of Lance for his compassion for others and for his dedication to our agency and the profession of Law Enforcement.
Lance did this painting from his heart in hopes that it would help the family and the members of the Orlando Police Department cope with the tragedy and loss of their family member and co-worker.
We are proud of you Lance!
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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