On Friday, June 4th, Officer Enmanuel 'Manny' Familia responded to a 911 call for a drowning of 14-year old boy, Troy Love in Green Hill Pond in Worcester. Unfortunately, Officer Familia and Troy Love did not make it out of the water alive.
Not only did Worcester lose an incredible officer, they lost a brother, friend, and partner, who made a selfless decision, and ultimate sacrifice to save a life of a young man. Today, we honor and celebrate the life of the incredibly dedicated, loving, and compassionate person Manny was through THE MANNY 267 FOUNDATION, made by his beloved family.
The Familia family created this foundation in an effort to spread awareness of the hazards of drowning and how essential it is for first responders and the community to know how to swim safely. Our mission with the MANNY 267 Foundation is to raise funds to be able to donate Manny Tubes to every police department in the nation and to provide water safety training for officers and swimming lessons for kids to prevent this tragedy from ever happening again.
In honor of Manny, please join us in continuing his legacy by donating to the Manny 267 Foundation.
The mission of the Manny 267 Foundation is to raise donations to be able to donate Manny Tubes to every police department in the nation and to provide water safety training for officers and swimming lessons for kids to prevent this drowning tragedy from ever happening again.
Fun, loving, vibrant and beautiful, are just a few words to describe the man Manny was. He was a family man and a selfless soul that could light up any room with just his presence. His smile was contagious and he was always the funniest person in the room and the greatest person to be around. There was never a dull moment with Manny. He was a goofball. He would crack jokes at you to make your day brighter and was the type of person that always put a smile on peoples faces. He was kind, outgoing, reliable, the kind of person you would call with any questions, issues, or concerns and he would always have a resolution.
He loved the New England Patriots and would attend games frequently at Gillete Stadium with his cousins and brothers. He also loved comedy shows and would attend them often with his wife.
He lived his life unapologetically. His style and passion for fashion said it all. From the outfits he wore, to the way he presented himself, he was the type of person you always wanted to be around. His energy radiated in every room he was in.
Join the #Manny267 community and donate to help us provide training and rescue equipment to every police department in the nation and help prevent this tragedy from happening again. Together, we can continue Manny's legacy and bring awareness to swimming hazards and proper water safety practices.