Deputy Sheriff Jonathan D. Wallace

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan D. Wallace

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Jonathan D. Wallace

Deputy Sheriff Jonathan Wallace and Deputy Sheriff Donta Manuel were struck and killed by a patrol car while attempting to remove stop sticks from the roadway on State Road 715, near Lake Okeechobee.

A stolen vehicle that was being pursued by other deputies had just passed over the stop sticks and the two deputies ran into the road to remove them. It is believed that, because of the darkness, the deputies did not observe how fast the pursuing units were following behind the suspect vehicle. One of the pursuing patrol cars struck both deputies, killing them. The driver of that patrol car was seriously injured and flown to a local hospital.

One of the suspects in the stolen car was apprehended a short time later.

Deputy Wallace had served with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office for 18 months. He is survived by his fiancee.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 8256

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

stolen vehicle, stop sticks, vehicle pursuit

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Jonathan, you were an amazing, kind, loving, compassionate, fair, and firm cop. You were a better friend. It has taken me this long to be able to write something up here. I visit this page often and miss you so much. I think of all the fun we had, and fear we shared. You were fearless and a born leader in the community. You touched so many people in a positive way that you were woven into the fabric of the community and hearts of the people you interacted with. I just wish I had taken the time we had together and used wiser. I love you brother, and miss you. Be safe up there and thank you for watching over me all these years. I know you are....

CPL. "Jack" Mayo
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

February 15, 2020

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