Officer David Wayne Manning

Officer David Wayne Manning

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 15, 1996

David Wayne Manning

Officer Manning was killed in a motorcycle accident while en route home at the end of his shift. Officer Manning's police motorcycle crashed into a field. The accident scene wasn't discovered for seven hours. Officer Manning was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries 21 days later.

He had served with the agency for 8 years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 12246

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 25, 1996

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Yesterday I read your story as I browsed ODMP. Today, I met a woman at the Orange County Government Leaders Prayer Breakfast. The woman introduced herself, and explained that her husband was a CHP officer as well, but had passed away 20 years ago. I realized that this officer/husband was you, David. I was taken aback by the timing of these events, and I told her. I'm sure you know as you look down upon your loved ones, but, I can also assure you she is well, although misses you greatly. Watch over your family. I feel as if I crossed paths with you today, and please watch over your CHP family. Rest in Peace.

Officer R. Scheidnes

February 20, 2016

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