Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas

Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, March 19, 2007

Manuel Villegas

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

Deputy Villegas was driving behind another officer when an oncoming vehicle crossed into their lane. 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 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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thank you Deputy Villegas for your service. I came across your story on a recent television show. Your memory is not forgotten and I know your friends and family think of you daily. I honor your service and thank you for your sacrifice. May The Lord watch over your family.

Cpl Dill
Alvarado PD, Texas

June 15, 2013

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