Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas

Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, March 19, 2007

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Manuel Villegas

Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas was killed in an automobile crash while responding to a domestic disturbance at approximately 1:00 am.

He was driving behind another officer when an oncoming vehicle crossed into their lane on Pierce Street near 63rd Avenue in Thermal. The officer in the lead car was able to swerve out of the way, but Deputy Villegas was unable to and the two vehicles collided.

The other driver and Deputy Villegas were both killed in the accident.

Deputy Villegas was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department for 17 months. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year, 5 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

domestic, vehicle crash

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Watching Cops Reloaded from Australia and saw the memorial and just googled Manuel. Short tenure but my prayers still with you and your family who still miss you. RIP brother

Former Detective in Melbourne Australia
Victoria Police Australia

July 24, 2023

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