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Sergeant Manuel Walker Trenary | Harrisonburg Police Department, Virginia Harrisonburg Police Department, Virginia


Manuel Walker Trenary

Harrisonburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, October 8, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Never identified

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Sergeant Manuel Trenary was shot and killed while investigating a burglary in progress at a diner on North Liberty Street. He was struck twice by .25 caliber bullets while exchanging gunfire with the suspect.

No suspects were ever identified and his murder has never been solved.

Sergeant Trenary had served with the Harrisonburg Police Department for 26 years. He was survived by his wife.

In November 2013 a new section of the Erickson Avenue Connector was dedicated in his honor.

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Your service and sacrifice are an inspiration to us all.

Detective John Trenary
Linn County Sheriff's Office
October 25, 2014


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