Memorial Service Honors Pendleton Marine Killed by OC Deputy

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Program for Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. memorial

Family and friends held a memorial service at Camp Pendleton for Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. last Friday afternoon, according to the Facebook tribute page "We Miss You Sgt. Manny Loggins."

Mourners at the service remembered Loggins for his gentle, soft-spoken demeanor. The Los Angeles Times reports civilian coworker Nils Bjorn eulogized Loggins as deeply religious:

Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Sandberg shot and killed Loggins in the early morning hours of February 7th at San Clemente High School.

The union that represents Sandberg claims the officer shot Loggins in order to protect Loggins' two daughters from their father's "threatening" behavior. This claim mystifies friends of Loggins. Bjorn told the Los Angeles Times: