Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas

Riverside County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Monday, March 19, 2007

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Manuel Villegas

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Villegas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 2, 2022

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

March 19, 2020

Rest In Peace my brother. May god watch over you.

Explorer T. Fenech
Riverside Sheriff Dept

October 15, 2019

Hey dad,
It’s almost been 12 years since you’ve been gone and honestly it hasn’t been any easier. They say time heals all but I know that isn’t true, because it still hurts every day. I miss you and I love you. I hope you are proud of the person I’m becoming...

Stacie L Villegas

March 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 19, 2018

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

You're not forgotten, Manny... always in our thoughts.

Officer Bruce Wright
Houston Police Dept/ ODA-744 Team Member (7th Special Forces Group)

October 5, 2012

I think often about all the childhood memories we had, I laugh, smile then cry. I wish I could have told you that I was proud of you for all the things you accomplished. As life is, often you drift apart from friends after graduation. I never got to thank you for being a good friend, I will always remember all the time I spent with you and your family. I often look at the website and see how many people you positively affected, it brings a smile to my face. Rest in peace my friend, I will never forget you.

Gabriel M, Tulare County Sheriff
Childhood friend

September 12, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Villegas. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 19, 2012

Four years have passed since the tragic loss and sadden new of your accident in the line of duty. Even til this day people have heard of your reputation and legacy, constantly asking me whan kind of person your were... words can not describe you.. They had to see it for themselves.. Every so often a few of our friends get together and remember the good times well all shared.. You will forever be missed.

Riverside County Sheriff

March 21, 2011

Manny, today is 4 yrs ago that you left this world too soon. Im not sure if it is ironic or cruel that a brother lost his life this morning in our valley due to a accident. 4 years to the day that you had lost yours. Help him out up there in Heaven Manny.


March 19, 2011

Hard to believe three years ago you were taken from us as a friend, family member, husband, father and hero. I will never forget the impact you had not only in my life, but in everyone that meet you. Until this day people talk about you and your achievements. People who never even known you stop and ask me about you.. Young deputies who just hear your name from the academy. You left a legacy in this life that will never be taken away from you. You are always missed and will never be forgotten..

Deputy Joshua Manjarrez
RSO / Friend

March 19, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 19, 2010

Still thinking about you often, but much more around this time of year. Three years have gone by and we all still feel the same. We miss you very much. Class #167 would not have been the same without you!

Former Deputy R. Witzel

March 15, 2010

Happy Fathers Day.


June 21, 2009

2 yrs ago today. It doesn't seem possible. You will never be forgotten Manuel. I keep you and your family in my daily prayers.


Riverside County Sheriff's Dispatch

March 19, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Keep watch over all of them and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 19, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are bold as a lion
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. May God give them the strength to carry on. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


March 19, 2009

Two Years have gone by and it is still hard to believe that you are no longer with us in person....You will always be in our minds and hearts,, Your work ethic and the permanent stamp you left imprinted on our in this life will always be and your family are always in our minds. Rest in Peace Brother....See you in paradise...

Deputy Manjarrez

March 19, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 19, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the second anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 19, 2009

Manuel just after losing you brother I got the Honor of sitting watch in front of your family's apartment, for two days. I met your son, wife , mother and rest of your family. theyre all great people and could not stop talking about how proud they were of you. Though i never got the chance to meet you, i know your son is the luckiest kid on earth to have a father like you. I know you'll be watching him and your family from above and hope my partners and I can do you justice everyday. allways in our hearts and memeories.

Deputy Sheriff M.Buelna #3962
Riverside County Sheriff/Moreno Valley

November 12, 2008

im honored to wear the same patches on my uniform. I did not know you, but you are still my brother. RIP

RSO / Corrections

May 28, 2008



April 30, 2008

A year ago today we lost a friend, partner, and hero. Villegas the legacy you left will never be forgotten.

Deputy Manjarrez

March 19, 2008

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