- The police Memorial Foundation is offering a $10,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest; call 1-888-YPO-SHOT (976-7468). The foundation's representative at the press conference said it is giving Lewis' family a $50,000 check in coming days.
And if the story couldn't get impossibly sadder...
- Lewis, who McCarthy said has received 81 commendations for his police work, had proposed to his girlfriend, Tamara Tucker, only after asking her 18-year-old son, Keyonta Thomas, for permission. On Christmas morning, Lewis pulled her son aside and asked for her "hand in marriage," said Thomas, 18.
"I am just at a loss for words," said Thomas, who said he saw Lewis as a father.
"He was just as a father (to me). ... He took me in as his child."
Ron Tucker, Tamara's father, also mentioned that the couple had just gotten engaged Christmas Day.
Funeral arrangements to be posted shortly.
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