Officer David Wayne Manning

Officer David Wayne Manning

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 15, 1996

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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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Dave, your picture still hangs on my wall at home and I still listen to an old dispatch tape from your last day on the job. The sound of your voice instills a great calmness within me. The adventures you, Yasmyne Brewer (aka black widow) and I had while working east Bakersfield will forever make me laugh. Our morning coffee meetings at La Cabana were a blast. I remember the time you brought your own canned salsa and asked the owner Gus Garcia to please open the can and serve it to us because you felt the canned salsa was better than the one he was serving. The three of us always seemed to solve all of the world’s problems during these coffee meetings. I thank you and Yasmyne for your friendships.

Joe Vega, Sergeant (retired)

September 27, 2021

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