Sign Commemorates Marine Slain by Deputy

A sign at the overpass leading into San Clemente on the I-5 urges motorists to remember the late sergeant.

Supporters of the late Sgt. Manny Loggins have placed a sign at the first overpass leading in to San Clemente on the I-5 Freeway.

in February after he crashed through a gate.

The incident has been. Loggins was unarmed and his daughters were in the back seat of the vehicle when Sandberg shot him. The freeway sign, along with reading "Remember Manny Loggins," bears the inscription "Armed only with love."

According to the police narrative, Loggins crashed through the gate, drawing the attention of Sandberg, who was in his cruiser in the school's parking lot. He left his vehicle, "making irrational statements" and walked off into the adjacent athletic fields.

Other deputies arrived to form a perimeter around the field, and Loggins returned to his vehicle, disobeying orders not to start the car, police said.

Sandberg told investigators he feared for the safety of Loggins' two young daughters in the back seat and for the safety of other motorists if Loggins drove off, which caused him to shoot the man.

Loggins died almost immediately, according Orange County Fire Authority officials, but was still alive on the way to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The family has since retained a high-profile civil rights attorney from the Cochran Firm in Los Angeles and filed suit against the department.

; it states Loggins' two young daughters were held at OCSD facilities for 13 hours without access to adult family members or an attorney.

Shortly after her husband's death, Loggins' wife gave birth to a healthy baby. The Marine was studying to be a nurse, a career friends said he hoped to take up after eventually leaving the military.



Lindsey Hanson May 29, 2012 at 06:21 PM
RIP MANNY! I hope and pray we see justice for you. As long as Sandberg has a Job the OC sheriffs will never have my respect.
Susie Hutto May 30, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Amen to that lindsey. Manny's untimely and manner of death has certainly made me feel uneasy with police presence. I kbow not all police are bad and i know a few of the good ones but what i am saying is that in manny's case justice definitely needs to come about.
george gregory May 30, 2012 at 07:47 PM
worried about safety of children that why he shot into the same car with children what a cowboy can't stop gang bangers from kicking a boy to death on the streets of san clement but you brave officers can sneak up on my truck in the middle of the night and ticket it because it has a ladder securely attached to it rack or some building material protruding out of its bed how brave you walk around with 40 cal and bullet proof vests and harass and threaten and grievously injure us citizens ,, just for jay walking ,driving our golf carts or for just having A BAD DAY along with enforcing bad snobbish laws written by folk that have never needed in their life when something is wrong and a citizen tries to correct the officers they run into a green wall MRS HUTTINS PLEASE GET RID OF THESE BAD OFFICERS , POLICIES and UNION PROTECTIONS THEY ARE MAKING ALL OF ORANGE COUNTY LOOK BAD AND UNSAFE TO THE DECENT HONEST OFFICER THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE , PLEASE HELP WEED OUT THE HOSTIAL BAD ONES


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