Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning

Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, March 11, 2018

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning

Rest easy in heaven

Mark Mottola

March 11, 2020

My Reflection On This Is Amazing only Cause How Much Support the community is giving to our Heroes!

Kristen Pridgen

May 15, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Manning, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 21, 2019

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.

Vasi Mercer aka Lil Bit
Best friend

January 14, 2019

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was killed in the line of duty.

To the Manning family, fellow deputies, and all who call David beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you. In reading the many reflections left for you, I can see what an impact you made on so many people.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service David gave to his community and the citizens of North Carolina and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 11th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 28, 2018

Deputy Manning,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

June 2, 2018

Thank you for your service God Bless!

Mrs. C. Singleton
Citizen of South Carolina

May 23, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Lord blessings over your family and loved ones.

Sergeant Freddie Wells
Alaska StateTroopers

April 28, 2018

I've been thinking about you guys at the sheriff department and the entire manning family will never forget that smile will truly be missed in pinetops. You all are in my prayers. Thanks for your service David it won't go unnoticed by your community.

Rachael cooke
In honor to my cousin Josh woodard former LEO Wilson P.D.

April 24, 2018

Deepest condolences to Family, Department and Friends. Visit the web site for a glimpse of the Glorious Reunions awaiting. All law enforcement men and women indeed qualify as "Foxhole Christians" with their duty dangers. As Ray Comfort at says "Passing is the doormat they wipe their feet on before entering Heaven.” It is our belief they will hear from the Lord Himself. “Do not fear. for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom” (Luke 12:12).

Joe Lanier (a former Asst. Chief of Jasper, Texas PD)

April 16, 2018

R.I.P. BROTHER Manning!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

April 2, 2018

Dear Deputy Manning...may God above welcome u with open arms..may he be with your Fiance and Children..may the love u gave them and your family sustain them all at this most difficult times..God bless you sir..God bless......Victor and Family...

Victor Solano j.r.
A Concerned Citizen and Families of 5 L.A.S.D. Officers

March 29, 2018

My heart bleeds for the loss of one who was loved, one who was a protector, and one who was and still is an inspiration to many. May God open his kingdom to an honored one coming home. Prayers for the family.

J. Bennett 311
Alachua P.D.

March 26, 2018

Final Salute Deputy Manning. Thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

March 22, 2018

On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Deputy Sheriff David Manning. Please know we are eternally grateful for David’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Deputy Manning, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Edgecombe County Sheriff, for David’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Deputy Manning’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy Manning. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

March 21, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy times together bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Deputy Sheriff David Lee'Sean Manning.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

March 20, 2018

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Officer Jim Weaver
Los Angeles Police Department

March 20, 2018

While in the academy together Deputy Manning was a very special type of person with a smile on his face always. He mad myself and Platoon Leader now Deputy Rose Rivera laugh when he described to her during a mock traffic stop that her taillights were out. She was acting like she could only speak and understand English, so Deputy Manning hilariously pointed to the light on the ceiling and his rear end (stating the light in the rear) is out. We died it was the funniest thing we had seen Manning do. He was a great father, friend, and brother. We will miss you greatly. Behalf of the 4th academy.

Officer Jerry Shoemaker
Bethel Police Department and Cadet with Manning in the 4th Academy

March 19, 2018

You and your family in our thoughts and prayers my brother!

Retired Detective
Fairfax County Virginia Police Department

March 19, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Investigator Stephen Trejo
Donna I.S.D. Police Dept. Tx

March 19, 2018

My condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Sheriff David Manning. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God, who will remember every detail about him and bring him back again.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

March 19, 2018

May God Bless your family and friends.
Rest in Peace Brother! We have the watch from here.

Master Deputy Rose
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

March 18, 2018

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 18, 2018

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