Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning

Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, March 11, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning

Rest In Peace Brother!!

Lieutenant Vic Manata
Newark Police Department , Newark NJ

March 15, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

March 15, 2018

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the Peacemakers for they shall be know as the sons of God.
Lord, hold his family in your hands now and in the time to come.
E.O.W. Deputy David Manning. Rest easy brother, we will pick up your mantle and handle it from here.
You have earned your place with the Lord.

Sgt. Michael Clifton- Retired
Redondo Beach Police Dept. Ca.

March 15, 2018

Deepest sympathy to the Lawton family and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Zachary Police Department, Louisiana. May God give you understanding and comfort, during this time.of grief

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red RoseLodge FOP#16Lancaster Co. Pa.a

March 14, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 14, 2018

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

March 14, 2018

God bless your family, work family, and friends as they begin the difficult journey of moving on without you. Thank you for serving those around you and for dying to protect them.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms
911 Dispatcher

March 14, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers with the family of Deputy Sheriff David Manning. We thank you for your service. God Bless!

DeKalb, Illinois Police Department

March 14, 2018

thank you for protecting, helping all of us. you will be missed. rip

Dorothy Vaudo

March 14, 2018

You will be missed. We got it from here - rest in peace brother.
Godspeed brother.

NC Law Enforcement

March 14, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family members of Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning. May God bless his daughter, and may his soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

March 13, 2018

We send out our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning. May the amazing Grace of God be your strength in the weeks and months ahead.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County MI Sheriff's Office

March 13, 2018

Brother, you volunteered your life and sacrificed it so others stay safe! You gave it all of you! You are missed to no end. Rest In Peace, brother! We got it from here...

Sr. Officer S. A. Mohamad
Coffee City PD, Texas

March 13, 2018



March 13, 2018

A Prayer for Deputy Sheriff David L. Manning:

Lord God, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Sheriff David L. Manning, of the Edgecombe County, North Carolina Sheriff’s Office who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the county and state in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our life, may Deputy Sheriff David L. Manning live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen.

Minister Steven R. Closs, M.S.B.S., LOICM, MNACM, AMCHC, MCGOM
The Prayer Ministry of the Cross
Merrimack, NH 03054
An Independent Christian Global Outreach Ministry
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers

Chaplain Steven R. Closs
Merrimack, NH Police Department

March 13, 2018

Rest in heaven brother in blue.

Deputy Pharoah M. Halbert
Cook County,Illinois Sheriff's Office

March 13, 2018

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

March 13, 2018



March 13, 2018

Thank you for your Service.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

March 13, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr., ASAC
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 13, 2018

Thank you for your service. Peace be with your family and co-workers.

Sergeant HS Brown
Burlington Police Department, North Carolina

March 13, 2018

God bless and RIP brother !! Thank you for your service!!!

Officer/Sergeant Bennie Ashby (retired)
Alabama Department of Corrections retired

March 13, 2018

RIP sir thank you for your services you will be missed but not forgotten.

Sergeant James Hallgrimson
Blackstone Security Services

March 13, 2018

Sending my sincere thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of Deputy Manning. I am so very sorry for your loss.

May God give you all comfort and strength during this difficult time.

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community Deputy Manning. Gone but NEVER Forgotten. HERO's live forever.

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

March 13, 2018

So sad to see such a young man to be taken from this world. My heart goes out to his daughter, family, and his department.

Captain Bill Riter (Ret)
Statesville Police Department

March 13, 2018

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