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Sgt. Manuel Loggins' Widow Gives Birth to Baby Hope

Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr.
Loggins family photo
Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr.

The widow of Camp Pendleton Marine Sgt. Manuel Loggins Jr. has delivered a healthy baby girl named Hope, according to the Associated Press. It was a name the couple chose for the baby before Loggins' death at the hands of an Orange County Sheriff's deputy on February 7th.

Family friend James Webb told the AP that baby Hope was born 3:30 Sunday afternoon at Naval Hospital, Camp Pendleton.

Loggins family attorney Brian T. Dunn confirmed the baby's birth to the Orange County Register:


As Home Post reported earlier, the Loggins family is considering filing a federal lawsuit against the Orange County Sheriff's Department for civil rights violations and wrongful death.

Deputy Darren Sandberg shot and killed Loggins in the early morning hours of February 7th at San Clemente High School in front of Loggins' two young daughters. Sandberg's union claimed the deputy acted to protect the girls from their father, who was allegedly acting "irrationally." But friends and family of Loggins doubt that version of events, saying the Marine was a calm, deeply religious family man.