UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Found Dead in Car After Apparent Suicide

January 25, 2019
Cpl. Patrick Mann

Cpl. Patrick Mann

UPDATE: The Prince George’s County Police Detectives are investigating the death of a man found inside of his car near Indian Head Highway just before midnight Thursday.

Officers responded to a 911 call for a single vehicle that had run off Route 210 and had come to rest in the 17000 block of Beech Lane in Accokeek.

An autopsy later that day determined that the driver, Patrick Mann, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound just prior to the crash. Mann was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and no other vehicles were struck.

Detectives from the Prince George’s County Police Department, Criminal Investigation Division are leading the investigation, and have no further information at this time.

1/25/2019: Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry is deeply saddened to announce the untimely death of Corporal Patrick “P.J.” Mann, a school resource officer assigned to St. Charles High School in Waldorf.

Cpl. Mann was found deceased inside his personal vehicle last night after it ran off the roadway in the area of Route 210 in Accokeek in Prince George’s County.

His death is being investigated by the Prince George’s County Police Department.

Cpl. Mann began his career with the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in 2005. He worked in patrol and then in 2008 was transferred to the School Resource Unit. He previously worked at Matthew Henson Middle School and J.C. Parks Elementary School before being assigned to St. Charles High School where he has served since it opened in 2014. In addition, he covered Mary B. Neal Elementary School.  “P.J. was a great school resource officer who was dedicated to the safety and well-being of students. He was beloved by everyone who knew him. He was invested in the success of students and was a part of the Distinguished Dozen program in which he dedicated his time to mentoring a select group of students on academics, manners, life-skills and so much more.

We are in the process of gathering more details, but for now I simply ask that you keep P.J., his family, his school resource family, students and staff with Charles County Public Schools, and his brothers and sisters at the Charles County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers,” said Sheriff Berry.

Cpl. Patrick Mann

Cpl. Patrick Mann

31 Responses to UPDATE: Charles County Sheriff’s Deputy Found Dead in Car After Apparent Suicide

  1. Zoey Sipos on January 25, 2019 at 11:49 am

    I have not seen Mann since we graduated from the Police Academy years ago. But even as a young officer, he was filled with pride, dedication and honor. He always had encouraging words and was dedicated to helping if others. He was a good person who made a difference in the lives of so many young people. Rest In Peace, P.J.

  2. TooSoon on January 25, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    RIP

  3. Anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    My condolences to his family and friends.I have two sons that attend St.Charles high school.. He will be missed dearly by all that knew him..

  4. Anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Rest Easy

  5. Anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    R.i.p

  6. Carrie on January 25, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    I knew officer Mann when I went to Matthew Henson and I always talk to officer Mann he was the only one who knows that I have been bullied in the school and he assured me not to pay attention to them.

  7. anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    My sincere condolences to the family of Officer Mann. May you somehow find peace and comfort in knowing he is with The Lord. I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 5:12 pm

    He will be truly missed.

  9. Anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Wow….a UMES Alumni, gone too soon!

  10. Anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    I’m at a loss for words! We will miss you! Gone too soon!

  11. Kee on January 25, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    My childhood friend smh I’m lost for words

  12. Anonymous on January 25, 2019 at 10:46 pm

    He will be truly missed my oldest son new him kids got along really good with him good man! Prayers for his family

  13. Donna Edwards on January 26, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Y sincere condolences to his family. Particularly to his wife, Ranisha and their son, Dylan.

  14. Donna Purdy Cyrus on January 26, 2019 at 9:42 am

    So so sorry. Gone way too soon. May God wrap his loving arms around him and comfort his family at this time of Sorrow

  15. Mary J Young on January 26, 2019 at 10:19 am

    I remember Cpl Mann…
    Such a kind sweet person…
    This is such a sad case and heart breaking…
    I pray for his family,staff,students,school staff,etc…
    May he R.I.P.

  16. Tammy price on January 26, 2019 at 10:26 am

    You just never know, what a person is going through. Can look to be so happy on the outside, but hurting on the inside. Rip officer

  17. Sade on January 26, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I’m so hurt to hear this.I knew officer Mann when I was back in middle school (Matthew Henson). He was an Awesome person to know he kept me out of trouble. Even up until now when I use to see him in a grocery store or even on duty he will be like SADE YOU STAYING OUT OF TROUBLE , How Them babies doing .YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN BUT YOU WILL BE MISS DEEPLY …
    PRAYING FOR HIS FAMILY ..

    • Anonymous on January 28, 2019 at 9:55 am

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  18. Tina on January 26, 2019 at 12:21 pm

    Wow I am shock and saddened he was such good guy, praying for his family

  19. Andrea Smedley on January 26, 2019 at 2:11 pm

    My condolescenses to the family! Thanks for your setvice Sir! REST IN PARADISE!

  20. Anonymous on January 26, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    RIP

  21. Cpl. c. Rogers on January 26, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    RIP

    Thank you for your service

  22. Anonymous on January 27, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Deepest condolences rest in peace brave friend.

  23. Kristen A on January 27, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    So so sorry to have lost this man. I did not know you, but as a former LE officer and SRO, I know how hard it can be. I just wish others had known and maybe could have intervened. My heart hurts for your family, Officer Mann. Rest In Peace, my brother.

  24. Anonymous on January 27, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    Another officer lost to suicide…. PTSD is not just military!! I truly wish I knew him and maybe somehow could have helped him. Im truly sorry for his family….. RIP sir…. And thank you for your service to the people and children of Charles County!!

  25. Anonymous on January 27, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss.

  26. Tina cooper on January 29, 2019 at 12:19 am

    He was my neighbor I saw him everyday even the day it happened…I wish he would have said something he look so sad and was by him self all the time …but the personal life was hard but I never new he was so lost…God please forgive him for what he has done he thought this was his only way out but jesus please save his soul.

    • Darrin on February 1, 2019 at 9:00 am

      Thank you for this comment! Yes! Please save his soul Jesus!

  27. Anonymous on January 30, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Praying for the family and his soul. Rip big fela. Postal Police sends you love from the blue family. Didn’t know you personally, but spoke to you at the games.

  28. county resident on January 30, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Thank you Corporal Mann for your service and protection of all .
    I pray that our loving Jesus now will wrap you in his arms for eternal peace.
    God bless you and your family.

  29. Anonymous on February 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    was there a note & has it been released?