Manny de Castro
“I know your Momma I know your poppa,
what’s your name boy?” Standard opening line from
Tampa most famous truancy officers, the late Manny de Castro.
Manny was a regular at all the dances, working off duty, and all
over town looking for kids who skipped school that day.
A huge heart, great human being who gave the
police a kind reflection in our neighborhood. Manny was one of
a kind, there could never be another, though many tried.
Manny passed away in the early 1970s.