Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Erick Shane Manny

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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Reflections for Officer Erick Shane Manny

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

May you forever rest in peace. On this 8th Anniversary of your death, may God continue to give your family strength to continue without you.

Officer Garcia
LAPD

December 21, 2013

Dearest Officer Manny: On the anniversary of your loss, I am reflecting on how easy it is for us to just think you are out there keeping us safe and will be home with your family later as usual...and then this happens and we remember there is no "as usual" in law enforcement.

Thank your for being willing to make the ultimate sacrifice as you did. What a fine officer!

Love to you and your family and your fellow officers.

Please keep my beloved San Bernardino Squad safe

Love,

LoVae Pray Martines, Law Enf. LiaisonM
MADD, San Bernardino County

December 21, 2012

Thinking of you and your family today on this sixth anniversary. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

Erick,
You have never been forgotten. I think of you all the time as well as your family.
Until next time,
Eric

Deputy Eric Metten
LASD - Friend

April 23, 2011

Rest in Peace, Officer Manny. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 22, 2009

Erick,
You were like my second dad. I love you. We all miss you so much. I watched the funeral on t.v. that day and I can't get it out of my head. I watvhed a little bit and I had to stop watching it. I know I was only 10 when this happened but I remember everything about it. Every time I hear that song that was played there I start to cry. It kills me that I wasn't at the funeral myself. Toran and I hang out at school like old times. Everytime I hang out with Toran, he likes and acts like you everyday. I sometimes watch the videos of Pre-school and you are in them. I thank you for always being there and I am sorry that I wasn't there. I miss you and love you!
Love Always,
Courtney

Courtney Shelton
Pretty much family

September 13, 2009

Hey Eric,
i am gena,i am a friend of the family now.
i used to go and do hoomework with T.,but i dont now.
we dont go to the same school anymore but we still see each other alot.
everyone is doing fine,but it isnt the same without you

peae and love,
gena bray

Gena B.

March 26, 2009

Eric,
I am a friend of the family now,
I used to go to your house after school and do homework with T.
We would always have fun when we where togeather,things where beter that way.
I only say you one time,and we said hi.
You where in your long sock's and was walking past me in the house.
Every one is doing fine but it isnt the same without you. It is always better with the whol family there.

peace and love,
Jennifer B.

jennifer b.

March 25, 2009

While driving home to Bakersfield today from Los Angeles, I saw a sign posted for the Erick S. Manny Memorial Highway. I was shocked and stunned. You see, I knew Erick years ago when he was a Paramedic in Taft. I knew that he had gone to the CHP about the same time I entered the police academy. He's one of those people I always meant to catch up with eventually. I'm sorry I'll never get the chance. He was a wonderful man. I'm so very soory for your loss.

Wade H.
Former Police Officer

February 13, 2008

california highway patrol officers are the best our community has to offer. that statement is so true that when we lose a CHP officer it hurts everyone. i started as a CHP explorer back in 2000, and they thought me how to be the best i could be, and for that i will always be thank full. Even though my skills will be put to better use in the P.D environment i will always hold CHP officers dear and near my heart.

future officer

February 10, 2008

We pause and say a prayer for your family as they face another Christmas and the anniversary of your passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them today and always.
Rest in peace Officer you are not forgotten.
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Deborah Roelandts (911 retired)
Oconomowoc Wisconsin

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc

December 21, 2007

On the 2nd anniversary of Officer Manny's death, we honored his service in our patrol briefing by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Manny is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

December 21, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this 2nd anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol guarding over the Thin Blue Line. There are no magic words I can offer to comfort all the broken hearts that were left behind except to take one day at a time, thats all they can do. I know they will keep your memory alive as the love in their hearts will never dim. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 21, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service, this writer prays that some day justice will be served on your behalf.

VanDenBerghe
Manchester, Nh

December 21, 2007

I know anniversaries are always hardest. I'm thinking of those you left behind. we will never forget.


survivor of peter grignon EOW 3/23/05

December 21, 2007

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 21, 2007

Nina,
I want to thank you for your kind words on my husbands page. You are right, I did support your familyin prayers. I was not able to make your husband's service as I had both my young children at home with me. I did go to the corner of Olive dr and Kneudson on the corner in front of 7-eleven with the boys. Creighton waived his flag and chancellor was in my arms. I taught Creighton who was in the hurst and why. I explained to him how we honor our hero's and why Erick Manny was one of our hero's. I had no idea that we would be sitting in one of those limo's following our ultimate hero to his final resting point. I sit here only hours before our 7th wedding anniversary and am just now asking why?I am sure you went through and are still going through those feelings. I draw strength from those that have come before me. I wish for all of us that there arent any more behind us. Wishful thinking I know. Your husband made the ultimate sacrifice ...thank you for supporting him in his career and allowing him to protect us.
Carrie Hudnall
Wife of William "Joe" Hudnall
EOW 11-14-06

Carrie Hudnall
Wife of fallen officer Joe Hudnall EOW 11-14-06

July 7, 2007

Erick,
I know you are watching down on those of us still in the fight. I had the honor of working a few cases with you and I was impressed with your dedication and hard work. I remember you teasing me about how you were special because you were "Eric with a K". You made the ultimate sacrifice and will forever be a hero. I know you are among the ranks of the honored and may you rest in peace. God Bless you and your family, "Eric with a C"

Senior Deputy Eric R. Fennell
Kern County Sheriff's Office

April 16, 2007

Rest in Peace Brother, those who caused this will see you again when god asks them " You can not think you are coming in here- Do You!". They will meet there maker.

Detective B. Jackson
Pooler PD- Pooler Georgia

October 29, 2006

Erick, I think about you daily! I pray for you, Nina, Teagan, and Toran everyday! When I drive past the site I know you stand there waving. I know you are still on the Vine protecting the highway...I still feel your presence. I am very honored to have known you. Thank you for all you have done...go and rest. Be with peace in the Lord!
XOXO

Amber
Friend

August 24, 2006

I was monitoring my scanner when this happend i heard his final words to dispatch , they never caught the suspect, all my thoughts go out to the family
of officer manny, may he rest in peace.

Lee prigmore
Fellow citzen

July 28, 2006

Erick,

Just to let you know buddy, there is not a day that passes that I don't think of you. Everytime I am either at work or on the road and see a CHP car, I can't help but think of you and the family.

Until net time bro. I love you
Eric

Deputy Eric Metten
LASD/PALMDALE

July 27, 2006

Erick, we are going to miss you in Vegas this year. We will do our best to make you laugh at us up there :)

Gene and Marsha
CHP Family

July 1, 2006

Rest in peace, BLUE ANGEL! You are not frogotten.

Police Officer
Tennessee

June 3, 2006

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