Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning

Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning

Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, March 11, 2018

David Lee'Sean Manning

Deputy Sheriff David Manning was killed in a vehicle crash on Highway 111 halfway between Tarboro and Pinetops, at approximately 6:15 pm.

His patrol car collided with a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction, when he lost control of the car on a wet road, as he turned around to pursue a possible drunk driver. The vehicle he was going to pursue crashed in a roadside ditch a short distance away. The driver fled on foot but was later apprehended. He was charged with leaving the scene of an accident and hit & run, ( property damage), and released after posting bond. The occupants of the truck, a man and his wife, sustained non-life threatening injuries.

On March 21, 2018, the 33-year-old driver was charged with DWI, after officials discovered that he drank several malt beverages at a local bar before the accident. A bartender and the bar owner were also charged in relation to the incident.

Deputy Manning had served with the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office for four months. He is survived by his daughter, fiance, parents, three brothers, two grandmothers, and a grandfather. A local street in Pinetops was named David Manning Street in his honer.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge 839

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

vehicle pursuit

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I love you forever best friend. I thank you for putting your concern for others above everything else. No you did not deserve this, but the respect and love that you have received from this was (and still is) immense! There is no one or anything that could replace your spot in my heart. All the jokes, smiles, arguments, deep talks are what holds me together. Those things along with God’s help has made this journey endurable. I miss you more than anything. My heart aches and I try to remain distracted from the emptiness that replaces your life. I am sorry. But I know when the time is right, I will be with you again. I love you forever and always Phatface. Keep watching over us.

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