Hero Down: Edgecombe Deputy David Manning Killed During Pursuit

An Edgecombe County sheriff's deputy died during a pursuit Sunday evening.

Tarboro, NC – Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Deputy David Manning was killed in the line of duty on Sunday evening, when he collided with another vehicle during a pursuit.

Deputy Manning, 24, made a U-turn at approximately 6 p.m., in order to stop the driver of a Nissan Altima on Highway 111, Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson during a Monday press conference.

The North Carolina Highway Patrol (NCHP) said that Deputy Manning was pursuing the suspect, when he lost control of his patrol vehicle on a curve, WITN reported.

His cruiser then collided with a Chevy Silverado pickup, and Deputy Manning succumbed to his injuries at the scene, the sheriff said.

According to WITN, the deputy was ejected from the vehicle during the head-on crash.

Two individuals inside the pickup sustained serious injuries, but were expected to recover, Sheriff Atkinson said.

The driver of the Nissan drove into a ditch approximately one quarter mile later, and then ran from the scene, Sheriff Atkinson said. Despite an extensive search, which included K9 units and officers from multiple departments, the suspect was not located.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol investigation into the crash was ongoing, he said.

Deputy Manning was hired by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 8, 2017.

“We are truly saddened by the loss of Deputy Manning,” Sheriff Atkinson said. “All parties involved in this fatal collision will continue to be in our prayers. Everyone.”

The sheriff left the briefing without taking any questions.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Deputy David Manning, both blood and blue. Godspeed, we will take the watch from here.

Thank you for your service.

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Proofwhenasked
Proofwhenasked

I am very sorry for the loss of Life, If in California it would have been Classified as an accident due to Road Conditions and, the Officer would have been charged, whats sad even more is his family's loss some laws cannot take what was happening just go by the words of the law, I for one never liked the California last clear chance law.

VicG
VicG

Rest in Peace Deputy...

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

Seat belts always, but especially during a pursuit. Because Blue Lives Matter.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Rest in peace, Deputy Manning.

Aviapepper75
Aviapepper75

I'm so sorry to hear of another officer down. R. I. P. Officer manning. My prayers are with his family and the whole dept. my husband was a deputy in Calif so I know what it feels like. Bless you all. 🙏🙏🙏🙏💙💙💙💙💙😢