Headline Surfer stands behind Orlando Police Chief John Mina & his cops on a tragic day for law enforcement with the murder of Master Sgt. Debra Clayton

By HENRY FREDERICK
Headline Surfer
 
ORLANDO, Fla. -- This 24/7 award-winning internet-based news outlet serving the I-4 corridor counties of Volusia, Seminole and Orange counties, pledges its ongoing support for Orlando Police Chief John Mina and his cops in their sworn mission to serve and protect the public, even at their own peril as witnessed by the ultimate sacrifice made by Master Sgt. Debra Clayton, shot and killed earlier today by a lone gunman still on the lose.

A massive manhunt is underway in greater Orlando for the suspect, Markeith Lloyd. Police Chief Mina didn't mince words when he said his No. 1 priority and that of his agency today is LLoyd's apprehension.

“It doesn’t matter where he goes,” Mina said at a press conference. “We’ll track him to the ends of the Earth.” 

Dead or alive, Headline Surfer supports that apprehension of this suspect who was already previously wanted on a prior murder charge when he allegedly gunned down Clayton in cold blood.

Orlando Police Chief John Mina / Headline SurferSuspected Orlando cop killer / Headline Surfer®A massive manhunt is underway in greater Orlando for the suspect, Markeith Lloyd.Police Chief Mina didn't mince words when he said his No. 1 priority and that of his agency today is LLoyd's apprehension.“It doesn’t matter where he goes,” Mina said at a press conference. “We’ll track him to the ends of the Earth.” 

Dead or alive, Headline Surfer supports that apprehension of this suspect who was already previously wanted on a prior murder charge when he allegedly gunned down Clayton in cold blood.

Master Sgt. Clayton, hired by the Orlando Police Department in 1999, was married and had one son. She was just 42 when her life was cut down by gunfire in the line of duty.

Editor's Note: This writer's extensive coverage of cops & courts

Headline Surfer's focus in its nearly nine years of daily news coverage in Central Florida has been breaking news and investigative reporting centered around this Henry Frederick's extensive reporting history primarily on the cops and courts beat in print newspapers in Florida, New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut, dating back to the mid-1980s, and he has proven to be one of the Sunshine States most prolific reporters with numerous journalism industry awards for some of Central Florida's most notorious criminal and civil court cases, including but not limited to:

• Witnessing and reporting on the execution of serial killer Aileen Wuornos in 2002, while working for the Daytona Beach News-Journal;
• Embedded in the civil trial where plaintiff and widow Teresa Earnhardt prevailed in keeping her legendary husband Dale Earnhardt's autopsy files sealed after his fatal crash in the 2001 Daytona 500
• Covered the ongoing death row appeals of condemned Daytona death row inmate Kosta Fotopoulos, while with the News-Journal;
• Covered the re-sentencing  off death row in favor of life in prison for Virginia Larzelere as the mastermind in a murder-for-hire execution of her Edgewater dentist husband, Dr. Norman Larzelere, while with Headline Surfer;
• Embedded in the criminal murder trial of George Zimmerman, who was found not guilty in Seminole County of second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford.

In addition to his reporting, Henry Frederick has also appeared on crime drama TV shows like the Oxygen Network's "Snapped" and  Investigation Discovery's "Deadly Women" in one particular segment on Larzelere, along with Daytona Beach private attorney Ted Doran.  Frederick's been referenced in several non-fiction crime books for his expertise on death row killers, and he is authoring his own book, "Creepy Ass Cracker," dealing with Florida's courts. The 894-page book, the first of three planned, is expected to be completed and published later this year.

Henry Frederick and Ted Doran / Headline SurferIn addition to his reporting, Henry Frederick also has appeared on crime drama TV shows like the Oxygen Network's "Snapped" and  Investigation Discovery's "Deadly Women" in one particular segment on Larzelere, along with Daytona Beach private attorney Ted Doran; and an independent British filmmakers docudrama on serial killer Aileen Wuornos. Frederick and Doran, who has his own lw practice in Daytona Beach, are shown here, left to right, respectively.

Frederick's been referenced iand quoted n several crime books for his expertise on women on death row death, and he's authoring his own book, "Creepy Ass Cracker," dealing with Florida's courts. The 894-page book, the first of three planned, is expected to be completed and published later this year.

Frederick has created a Hall of Fame section as part of Headline Surfer that includes nearly three dozen of cops, including several k9s. Among the Hall of Famers:

• Orlando Police Chief John Mina and his officersfor their response to last year's Pulse nighclub terrorist shooting massacre;
• Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings;
• Former Seminole County Sheriff Don Eslinger;
• Seminole County Sheriff Dennis Lemma;
• Retired Seminole County Deputy Wendell Bradford;
• Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith;
• Sanford police officer Amelia Inoa;
• New Smyrna Beach Police Chief Mike Coffin;
• New Smyrna Beach Police Deputy Chief Donna Lavallee;
• Retired Sgt. Eugene Griffith, Lt. Christopher Roos;
• Retired Port Orange Police Chief Bob Ford;
• South Daytona Police Lt Dan Dietrich;
• Edgewater Police Chief Dae Arcieri;
• Edgewater k9 officer Chas Geiger;
• Retired Oak Hill Police Chief Guy Grasso;
• Retired Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker; 
• Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri;
• Retired Daytona Beach Police Chief Kenneth Small;
• Retired Daytona Beach Police Detective Randall Doyle; 
• Retired Daytona Beach Police Chief Raymond Naughton; 
• Retired Daytona Beach homicide Detective Bob Walker,
• Rretired Daytona Beach officer Jeff Candage; 
• Retired Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson;
• Deceased VCSO Deputy Chief Bill Lee;
• VCSO Capt. Eric Dietrich;
• VCSO Capt. David Brannon; 
• Retired VCSO Deputy Josh Vedder & two of his k9s;
• VCSO Sgt. Brodie Hughes; 
• VCSO deceased k9 Forest;
• Daytona Beach Shores Police Chief Stephan Dembinsky;
• Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Kim Montes.

 

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Short Bio

Henry Frederick is publisher of Headline Surfer®, the award-winning 24/7 internet news outlet covering the Daytona Beach-Sanford-Orlando metro area via HeadlineSurfer.com for a decade now. A longtime cops & courts reporter focused on breaking news & investigative reporting, Frederick is among the Sunshine State's most prolific daily news reporters, having amassed dozens of journalism-industry awards in print anddigital platforms. Frederick is enrolled at Full Sail University in Winter Garden, FL, where he's three-fourths through the online Master of Arts program in New Media Journalism. His graduation is in August.