Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan

District of Columbia Public Library Office of Public Safety, District of Columbia

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 2022

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Reflections for Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan

Rest in peace sister. Justice will be served.

Nicholas Bouknight, Campus Police Office

May 12, 2023

Sorry for your loss.Mistakes in public safety jobs can take a life. The first rule of firearm safety is ;do not point a weapon at anyone.;also ,point your weapon in a safe direction,and keep your finger off of the trigger.Thanks for her service.


November 6, 2022

So sorry for your son, your family, and your friends loss. God Speed

Kat O. (ret Det)

November 4, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan. I am so sorry for your great loss. Officer Manyan will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

September 12, 2022

Officer Manyan,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain

Pittsburgh PD

September 2, 2022

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

September 1, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan; my deepest sympathy for your loss. God will watch over you all now, and always. Rest In Peace Maurica!

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

August 21, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Manyan. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at District of Columbia Public Library Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

August 18, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

August 13, 2022

Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan, I am so very sorry to hear of this tragic event and your loss of life. Your son has lost his mother and your father has lost his daughter. May God Bless you and help you to watch over them now from above. Rest in Peace, Sister.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

August 13, 2022



August 12, 2022

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 12, 2022

Thank you for your service dear officer
R. I. P

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 11, 2022

Will never be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Thank you for your service and rest in peace always.

Cpl/3 Detective Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

August 11, 2022

Thank you for your service Ma’am,
R. I. P

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

August 10, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Special Police Officer, Maurica Manyan, from complications of accidental gun shot wounds while participating at a Baton Training exercise. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Special Police Officer succumbs from injuries in an unfortunate situation. Her bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

August 9, 2022

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and vigilant watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a grieving yet grateful nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

August 9, 2022

Rest in peace Sister.

Captain A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

August 9, 2022

I sincerely wish Officer Manyan's family and department keep her memory going. For someone so young, and just entering her career, it is a heartbreaking loss. To any and all who step forward to become the buffer between good and evil, it is a noble decision. RIP young officer.

Clayton Powell
Seattle Police Dept. (Retired)

August 9, 2022

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Sister and Hero in Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan. I believe our Heavenly Father has welcomed her home into his loving arms where she will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to her Family, Friends, and all District of Columbia Public Library Office of Public Safety, District of Columbia.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

August 9, 2022

I am so very sorry, Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan, so very, very sorry. What a tragic accident. Thank you for stepping into such a selfless occupation. I honor and respect you and it is tragic that you have passed from us far, far too early. My prayers of love and comfort to your family, the Department and all who knew and loved you.
My heart goes out to the retired police lieutenant. What a tragic and life-changing mistake for that police lieutenant to live with. Breaks my heart all around.

God Bless and rest you in His peace.

Christina Giannone - Daughter with Davis Police Department

August 9, 2022

Rest in Peace Officer Manyan. May both your blue and blood families be forever proud of your service to the DC Library system.

Garrison "Garry" Resnick

August 8, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. Maurica was a wonderful person and Mother. I truly hope that the individual is held accountable for his actions and a proper investigation is performed.

Chief Building Official Brian Schug Jr.
Village of Ellenville, New York

August 8, 2022

Requiescat in Paces

Sergeant Mike O'Connor
Branford CT PD

August 8, 2022

Rest in peace, Maurica. It is so sad to see a promising and beautiful life cut short. My prayers to your family and friends. GOD Speed!

"Evil wins when Good Women and Men stand by and Do Nothing."
Author: Unknown

Floyd Baldo, Retired Chief of Police
S.P.E.A.R. Special Police / East Spencer Police Dept

August 8, 2022

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