Savannah, GA - Off-duty Tybee Island Police Officer Tron Lewis, age 32, was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday, April 8.
According to WTOC, the incident occurred around 9:30 AM on Ogeechee Road near Southwest Middle School. Officer Lewis was riding a motorcycle that was struck by an SUV. He was taken to a local hospital where he later ided.
Mayor Jason Buelterman said that "Officer Lewis was one of the department's best new officers. Our police force and the entire team are very saddened by the tragic loss."
The driver of the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
In a Facebook post, the Tybee Island Police Department said:
"It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of one of our own. Officer Tron Lewis,of the Tybee Island Police Department, was killed today in an off duty motor vehicle accident.
Though he served with our agency for less than a year, he immediately became a part of our family. He always had a friendly smile for his fellow officers and motivated all of us to be at our best.
Flags around Tybee Island have been lowered to half staff and Tron's patrol vehicle will be parked in a place of honor in front of the PD.
Rest easy, brother. Our hearts may be broken, but we'll take it from here."
He previously worked for the Waycross Police Department as a Ware County deputy and drug unit member.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of fallen hero Tybee Police Officer Tron Lewis, both blood and blue.
Godspeed, sir we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.