Officer Charles E. Manning

Officer Charles E. Manning

Broadmoor Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 6, 1964

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Charles E. Manning

Officer Charles Manning was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked at 1111 Hillside Boulevard in Colma.

He interrupted a suspect who was attempting to steal gasoline from a heating company. The suspect shot him once in the chest and five times in the back. The man was apprehended near the scene minutes later.

The subject was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to five years to life on May 19th, 1966.

Officer Manning had served with the Broadmoor Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 55

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Sentenced to 5 years to life

larceny, suspicious vehicle

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To the surviving family of Officer Charles Manning, the men and women of the Broadmoor Police Department have not forgotten the sacrifice your family made on January 6, 1964. Officer Manning was the last Broadmoor officer to wear star #5. To this day, his star number and callsign are reserved in his honor and memory. Many people have served the Broadmoor Police Department over the years. However, the impact Officer Manning left is enduring. Respectfully, we would be honored if you contacted us directly during business hours. We hope you can afford us an opportunity to renew our support to your family and ensure Officer Manning's legacy is shared with the community for many years to come. It is not lost on us how he gave his life in service to our community. All these years later, we still find courage in his story.

"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself."
~ Joseph Campbell

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Broadmoor Police Department

January 3, 2023

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