Correction officer dies: Kaliph Manns death happened Friday May 24, 2019. The 28 year old off-duty correction officer died after flipping his car off the Bronx River Parkway, in the woods near East 233rd Street.
Kaliph Manns was thrown from the car and killed.
No one else was in the car and no other cars were involved in the crash.
Correction officer dies: How Kaliph Manns death happened
Department of Correction Officer Kaliph Manns was driving home from his shift on Rikers Island at about 1 a.m. when he lost control of his 2016 black Nissan Maxima on the north-bound Bronx River Parkway near the E. 233rd St. exit.
When his car flipped over, Correction officer flew through his windshield and landed on an embankment.
Medics rushed him to nearby Montefiore Medical Center with serious trauma to his body.
Kaliph Manns died at the Montefiore Medical Center a half hour later.
Kaliph Manns obituary:
Manns was assigned to the Rikers North Infirmary Command and was dedicated to law enforcement and his family.
He had studied law at John Jay College before serving six years as police officer in Union Springs, Alabama.
Manns returned to New York in 2014 because he could make a bigger impact as an NYC Corrections officer. He joined the Department of Correction in 2015.
He was looking for a condominium with his long-time girlfriend and wanted to buy his mother a home, before his tragic death.
Read the touching tribute from his mum, Carol Dupé:
“His [first] name means King of Rulers. He always said, ‘I’m the heir. I’m the eldest son. I have to take care of the family.’
He made it his responsibility to take care of us. He wanted to make sure we were all set.
I’m so honored to have had him as my son. He really wanted to make a difference, he wanted to support his fellow colleagues, his family, his cousins.”
May his soul rest in perfect peace.