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Corporal Wayne Martinez | Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming

Corporal

Wayne Martinez

Wyoming Department of Corrections, Wyoming

End of Watch: Thursday, June 26, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Corporal Wayne Martinez was stabbed to death by three inmates during an escape attempt.

The suspects had gained control to the shift commander's office and attacked Corporal Martinez, beating him and stabbing him three times. The suspects then fled in a truck but were stopped when other officers opened fire on them at an exterior fence.

The three inmates were convicted of Corporal Martinez's murder and sentenced to life.

Corporal Martinez had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife, son, four daughters, and his parents.

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Lord, when it’s time to go inside,
That place of steel and stone.
I pray that you will keep me safe,
So I won’t walk alone.
Help me to do my duty,
Please watch me on my rounds.
Amongst those perilous places
And slamming steel door sounds.
God, Keep my fellow Officers
Well and free from harm.
Let them know I’ll be there too,
Whenever there’s alarm.
Above all when I walk my beat,
No matter where I roam.
Let me go back whence I came,
To family and home.

RIP We have the watch now

Officer Tony Woodruff
WDOC
May 18, 2016

 

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