Honoring 3 Fallen Heroes


Special Police Officer Maurica Manya

District of Columbia Public Library Office of Public Safety, District of Columbia

EOW: Aug. 4, 2022 | Age: 25 | Tour: 1 Year

Special Police Officer Maurica Manyan was accidentally shot and killed during baton training inside a training room in the Anacostia Neighborhood Library at 1800 Good Hope Road SE. Several officers were undergoing baton training when the contracted trainer, a retired police lieutenant from another agency, inadvertently shot her toward the end of the training session at about 3:30 pm. The trainer had replaced the training gun in his holster with his firearm prior to drawing his weapon and firing the shot. Officer Manyan was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her wounds. The trainer was charged with involuntary manslaughter. Officer Manyan had served with the District of Columbia Public Library Police Department for less than one year.


Andrew Peery

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

EOW: Aug. 7, 2022 | Age: 39 | Tour: 6 Years

Deputy Sheriff Andrew Peery was shot and killed while responding to a shots-fired call at 5:30 pm at Ponderosa Drive and Grand Boulevard in Widefield. A Fountain Police Department officer, Deputy Peery, and another deputy responded to a shooting call. When they arrived in the area, they were immediately met with gunfire. Deputy Peery was transported to UCHealth Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds at 8:07 pm. A woman was found dead in the home's front yard, presumed to have been shot by the subject. The subject committed suicide inside the home. Deputy Peery was a United States Army veteran who had served with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office for six years and was a SWAT Team member. He is survived by his wife and two children.


Corporal Chad Beattie

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

EOW: Aug. 14, 2022 | Age: 45 | Tour: 20 Years

Corporal Chad Beattie suffered a fatal heart attack after a foot pursuit of a fleeing subject at 335 Washington Road in Washington at 1:48 pm. Corporal Beattie responded to assist the South Strabane Township Police Department when they were alerted to the presence of a wanted suspect with outstanding warrants in multiple counties. After a foot pursuit through a retail store, Corporal Beattie returned to his patrol vehicle and collapsed. He was transported to the Washington Hospital where passed away. Corporal Beattie had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 20 years and was assigned to the Fugitive Unit. He is survived by his son and parents.


This information is supplied by the Officer Down Memorial Page (www.odmp.org) and the U.S. Fire Administration (www.apps.usfa.fema.gov).