The death of Nash County Deputy Warren Lewis has sent ripples through the law enforcement community, especially with the office where he served for nearly a decade.
It took composure, but Sheriff Dick Jenkins found the words to describe his fallen comrade. "I talked to him several days ago and he was talking about the task force and he-I asked him are you still enjoying it-he said "I love it more than anything I could ever do."
Stark reflection on one of the last conversations Sheriff Jenkins would have with his fallen deputy of nine years. Lewis would join the U.S. Marshal Task Force and serve with them for four years. U.S. Marshal Scott Parker says, "Each day Warren set out to make sure that Nash County-and Eastern North Carolina was safe-safe for his family and safe for each one of us in this room."
Jenkins went on to say, "And if the young officers today-even the veterans like me would try to pattern themselves like Warren-we'd certainly be a better off world and community. He is the kind of man that you'd want your son to be."
Sheriff Jenkins added that Lewis' void is one that will never be filled in the law enforcement community.