Fallen Heroes


Those honored members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office who sacrificed their lives in the service to our communities are always in our memories. This monument with the names of our fallen heroes occupies a place of honor and reverence for families, friends, and all citizens who visit the Sheriff's Office.

Donta J. Manuel
11/28/2007

Jonathan D. Wallace
11/28/2007

Donald L. Schavolt
3/31/2002

Garry E. Hobbs
12/9/2000

Richard W. Oetinger
12/6/2000

James S. Hunt
2/26/1993

Anita K. Pospisil
3/25/1992

Kevin D. Mathews
3/6/1992

James R. Dickinson
8/22/1989

Frank D. Genovese
6/3/1982

Richard J. Landes
4/18/1981

James S. Fogleman
3/25/1963

Frederick A. Baker
1/9/1924

George C. Douglass
8/27/1921


Donta J. Manuel

11/28/2007

The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office sadly announces the tragic death of Deputy Sheriff Donta Manuel, 33 years of age, and a thirteen year veteran of PBSO.

In the early morning hours of November 28, 2007, D/S Manuel and D/S Jonathan Wallace, as well as several other PBSO deputies, were responding to a report of a stolen vehicle in progress in Belle Glade. While participating in a tactical initiative to apprehend the fleeing stolen vehicle, D/S Donta Manuel, along with D/S Jonathan Wallace, were struck by one of the pursuing patrol cars. Both deputies were killed instantly.

Deputy Manuel is survived by his wife Suzette Manuel and three children, sons Donta and Diontray Manuel, 9 and 6 years old, and daughter Dashja Trawick, 8 years old.

Memorial Book

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