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Police Chief E. Clarence Martin | Las Animas Police Department, Colorado Las Animas Police Department, Colorado

Police Chief

E. Clarence Martin

Las Animas Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Sunday, April 20, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Police Chief Clarence Martin was killed after being assaulted when he responded to a disturbance at a local bar. As he was attempting to arrest two intoxicated men, one of them, who was a boxer, punched him in the chest. Chief Martin died approximately three hours later.

Chief Martin's father, Robert Eli Martin, was shot and killed in the line of duty on January 26, 1911, while serving as sheriff of the Hansford County, Texas, Sheriff's Office.

Chief Martin had served with the Las Animas Police Department for 4 years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and four sons.

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Sheriff Robert Eli Martin
Hansford County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, January 26, 1911
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Chief Martin. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 26, 2012


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