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05-07-09, 04:59 PM #1
Las Vegas Metro Officer James Manor
Please view the link below and look at the pictures. Remember what the academy teaches about getting to calls safely. In this case, a brother cop who was also responding to the same call witnessed the collision and more than likely was unable to assist as the officer had to be extricated from the vehicle.
Las Vegas Metro police officer James Manor has died from his injuries this morning after being involved in a two-car crash just before 1 a.m.
Las Vegas police said Manor was responding to a domestic violence call, traveling eastbound on Flamingo Road, when his car collided with a pick-up truck driven by Calvin Darling, 45, at the intersection of West Flamingo Road and Ravenwood near Tenaya Way. Police say Manor had lights and sirens activated.
Witnesses who saw the crash said Manor did not have lights and sirens running and he was traveling at a high rate of speed.
Manor was transported to the University Medical Center trauma center where he later died from his injuries. Darling also was taken to UMC. He is expected to survive his injuries.
Darling is facing felony DUI charges.
Manor was 28 years old and just a few days shy of completing his second year as a Metro police officer. He was a graduate of Clark High School.
Flamingo Road was closed between Tenaya Way and Rainbow Boulevard until about 9:15 a.m. as police investigated the crash scene.
The home page of the Review Journal has a link to the Sheriff's press conference.
Rest in peace, my brother.
05-07-09, 05:04 PM #2
Very sad. Rest in peace.
05-07-09, 05:04 PM #3
Rest in peace.
05-07-09, 05:16 PM #4
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05-07-09, 06:32 PM #5
RIP my Brother"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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05-08-09, 02:48 PM #6
Trumpet Call, As The Sun, Sinks In Fright
Sleep In Peace , Comrade Dear
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Rest in peace, Ofc. Manor. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
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05-08-09, 02:52 PM #7
Thoughts and prayers to his family and department.Molly Weasley makes Chuck Norris eat his vegetables.
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05-17-09, 01:08 PM #8
RIP BrotherNever be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
05-17-09, 01:30 PM #9
My condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of the fallen.
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05-17-09, 02:57 PM #10
RIP Officer Manor.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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05-17-09, 03:54 PM #11
05-17-09, 09:07 PM #12
Condolences to the officer's family and coworkers.Be kind, be courteous . . .
and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
05-17-09, 09:13 PM #13
Condolences to the officer's family and coworkers. May he Rest in Peace
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05-17-09, 09:45 PM #14
For a short time, I worked as a cop next door to Vegas. The officers of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department are some of the finest human beings on this earth. I wish them well in this time of mourning.
FALLEN POLICE OFFICER REMEMBERED - News - ReviewJournal.com
Hundreds of law enforcement officers, family and friends showed up at the International Church of Las Vegas this morning to pay their respects to Las Vegas police officer James Manor, killed in a collision on May 7.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie praised Manor, 28, as a “fine, young officer” and thanked the Las Vegas community for its support since his death while responding to a domestic violence call.
“I stand up at a lot of podiums and give a lot of speeches,” Gillespie said. “But this is one I pray I never have to give.”
“I’ve been asked several times throughout the last week about how a police department and family can manage through events like this, and I told them, and I speak from the bottom of my heart, it’s through the support of the community.”
Rev. Dr. Naida Parson, Senior Pastor at Manor’s New Antioch Christian Fellowship, said Manor “fought the good fight” and “kept his faith.”
“It’ll never be OK that his life was cut short by an accident that a little patience could have prevented,” she said.
“It’ll never be OK to throw down a few beers and drive yourself home. It may be legal but it’ll never be OK.”Wayne Tanaka, principal of Clark High School when Manor graduated in 1999, said Manor’s “kind of leadership was defined by one word — example.”
Calvin Darling, 45, was arrested on drunken driving charges following Manor’s death. He was released from jail when his blood alcohol content tested under the legal limit, but the charges still stand while the investigation continues.
When Las Vegas police officer Stuart Bowman took the microphone to eulogize a fellow officer Friday, his words began with a whimper and a shake.
About 10 of his fellow Enterprise Area Command officers seated before him Friday at the International Church of Las Vegas jumped to the stage and surrounded him in a tight group hug.
Only then could he say goodbye to his friend and colleague, officer James Manor, who died May 7 in a collision while responding to a domestic violence call in the southwest valley.
"I want to thank anyone who helped mold him into the person I knew him to be," Bowman said through his tears. "Manor was about doing.
"He was always about 'Don't tell me what you're going to do, just do it.' "
Manor, 28, was doing his duty when he was struck by another driver near Flamingo Road and Ravenwood Drive.
Hundreds of officers and police officials from departments and agencies throughout the state gathered with Manor's family and friends Friday for a funeral and burial service.
The nickname for Manor that was repeated throughout the service -- "Big Game" -- matched the atmosphere of the funeral. The church was filled to capacity, the eulogies involved big sentiments and the police presence and motorcade to his final resting place were elaborate.
Tears and comforting hugs were present but so were several "amens" offered up spontaneously. The songs from the New Antioch Christian Fellowship choir, where Manor worshipped, bounced off the rafters.
Several friends and fellow officers shared memories, referring often to Manor's commanding stature, big smile and generous spirit. A photo montage aired on screens inside the church, showing snapshots of his life: on the football field for Clark High School, Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and Eastern Michigan University; stealing a kiss from his daughter or fiancee; and, lastly, smiling in his beige police uniform.
Clark County Sheriff Doug Gillespie was among the speakers. He lauded Manor, who was two weeks shy of his second anniversary on the force, as a "fine young officer," a "cop's cop."
"I stand up at a lot of podiums and give a lot of speeches," Gillespie said. "But this is one I pray I never have to give.
"I've been asked several times throughout the last week about how a police department and family can manage through events like this, and I told them, and I speak from the bottom of my heart, it's through the support of the community."
Neighbors and onlookers lined Westcliff Drive on Friday to watch the throngs of officers enter the church. Afterward, they watched Manor's casket, draped in a U.S. flag, followed by a long police motorcade move toward his grave site.
Gayle Davis walked to the church from her home nearby and stood in the hot sun watching the procession. She dropped her shoulders and sighed as officers formed lines and saluted the casket.
"I don't even know him, but I feel like I know him now," she said. "This is the way they should do it for everyone. This will be the start of a good healing process for his family."
Calvin Darling, 45, was charged with drunken driving and failure to yield following the collision that took Manor's life. Blood tests show he was under the legal limit for being drunk and he was released from jail. But the charges still stand while an investigation continues.
The incident was referred to at the service by the Rev. Dr. Naida Parson, Senior Pastor at New Antioch.
"It'll never be OK that his life was cut short by an accident that a little patience could have prevented," she said.
"It'll never be OK to throw down a few beers and drive yourself home. It may be legal, but it'll never be OK."
But her overall message was meant to reassure mourners and lift their spirits. She said Manor "fought the good fight" and "kept his faith."
Manor's family, including his 10 brothers and sisters, mother and daughter, all wore red, white and blue ribbons and sashes embroidered with his name.
Manor's 8-year-old daughter, Jay'la, read a letter to her father at the service. Her parting words were from the Disney movie "Lilo and Stitch," and they were met with a roaring standing ovation.
"We have to be 'ohana,' " Jay'la said. "Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind."
05-17-09, 09:50 PM #15
RIP brother" The warrior who honors the shield says, WHEN it happens, I will be ready...." Lt. Col. Grossman (Live... 9-11-07)
05-18-09, 08:26 PM #16
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