On January 6, 1964,
at approximately 11:40 PM, the members of the
Broadmoor Police Department mourned the loss of one
of their fellow officers’. Officer Charles E.
Manning became the first and only Broadmoor officer
to die in the Line of Duty.
Officer Manning was investigating a suspiciously
parked vehicle at the New Mission Heating Company,
1111 Hillside Boulevard, when he apparently
surprised a suspect who was in the process of
stealing gasoline. The suspect, Timothy L. Silva,
who once worked in the heating company as a janitor,
fired six shots at Officer Manning (five in the back
and one in the chest). Officer Manning was able to
return fire, however he died at the scene. He was a
Broadmoor resident and had been with the department
for nine years.
Officer Manning is forever memorialized with the
residents he served and will never be forgotten.