Trump Talked to Husband of Slain Orlando Officer

Master Sgt. Debra Clayton
Posted at 5:34 AM, Jan 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-19 00:37:38-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says President-elect Donald Trump has reached out to the husband of a slain Orlando police officer.

Bondi said Wednesday that Trump had a phone conversation with the husband of Lt. Debra Clayton, who was fatally shot outside a Wal-Mart store in Orlando last week.

Bondi describes the conversation between Trump and Seth Clayton as "a brief, very touching, private conversation between two husbands."

A suspect wanted for Clayton's slaying was taken into custody Tuesday night after a manhunt that lasted more than a week.

Clayton was shot after she approached Markeith Loyd, who was wanted at the time for the killing of his pregnant ex-girlfriend.

Loyd's first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.