Manny Loggins' Widow Gives Birth to Healthy Girl, Fundraiser in Two Weeks

The Marine was killed by an Orange County sheriff's deputy on Feb. 7.

The widow of Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins gave birth to a daughter over the weekend, almost a month after an Orange County Sheriff's deputy fatally shot her husband.

A friend of the Loggins family, Desiree Lomack, confirmed the birth in an email correspondence with Patch.

She said there were no medical problems and the family is well. Loggins' wife entered the hospital Saturday, but Lomack wasn't sure exactly when the girl was born. (In deference to the family's request for privacy, Patch isn't printing the daughter's name.)

In related news, Lomack is helping to organize a fundraising dinner for the Loggins family at 6 p.m. March 17 at the San Clemente Elks Lodge.

(Click here to see the Facebook event page for the fundraiser.)

"This is a $15-per-person dinner at the door," Lomack wrote on a Facebook page promoting the event. "Ribbons will be sold for a dollar each at the door as well. There will be some guest speakers to talk on Manny's behalf. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me thru email or facebook. Thank you and hope to see all the supporters there."

Lomack said she'll also be accepting items for the new baby at the dinner.

The birth of Manuel Loggins' daughter and the support banquet come as two parallel investigations into his shooting are underway -- one by the Orange County District Attorney's office and one

The D.A.

Dunn told Patch earlier this month that his investigation so far makes the shooting look "completely unjustified."

The family has declined to talk to the press.

Shortly before 5 a.m. Feb. 7, Loggins allegedly sped into the parking lot of San Clemente High School and ran through a closed gate leading to the athletic fields, according to the deputy's account.

Loggins then walked off into the darkness toward the athletic fields, making irrational statements, the deputy said.

He then returned to the car, ignored deputy orders, got into the vehicle and tried to drive away, which is when Sandberg shot him, according to officials.








Brad McGirr March 06, 2012 at 04:49 AM
Such a terribly sad incident, and a horrible loss for the Loggins family. Regardless of all the debate over whether or not anyone is at fault for this tragedy, I sincerely hope that this fundraising dinner is a sellout, and that the Loggins family can experience the love and support of their community at such a difficult time.
Rob March 06, 2012 at 06:57 AM
This shooting is ludicrous and completely rogue. The OC Sheriff Dept. is out of control. There are many good men and women in their ranks to be sure. However, there are too many brutal and rogue cops that go too far. They cover their tracks with BS charges against their victims, and DAs press them until the machine extracts a plea. In the end, society is victimized and the over the top cop goes on to damage another life and sully the reputation of his colleagues and co-workers. God Bless the family,...God help the officer.
ms.sc. March 06, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Rob said...God Bless the family....God help the officer. I concur. I will add God help the OCSD and it's relationship with the communities they serve. Something is not right about the early morning hours between Manny and the OCSD. Like Judge Judy says...if it doesn't make sense, it can't be true.
jeff s March 06, 2012 at 04:14 PM
The OCSD should pay for all costs of this child all the way to college.. So sad the deputy henchman murdered the baby's father, and mow they cowardly sit behind silence and pathetic useless cop union statements. What a crock!!!


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