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Police Officer Martin Luther Arterberry | Mangum Police Department, Oklahoma Mangum Police Department, Oklahoma

Police Officer

Martin Luther Arterberry

Mangum Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 4, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 4 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Arterberry was accidentally shot and killed when his service weapon fell from its holster and discharged, striking him in the liver and lung. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 1800 hours. The incident occurred as he sat in a chair at the police station.

Officer Arterberry had been with the agency for only four days. He was survived by his wife, two children, mother, three sisters, and four brothers.

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Luke, may you rest in peace knowing that you were a great mentor to me as I worked alongside you as I was growing.
I was just a small boy when I first started haging out with you all night many nights working on your projects. Thanks for being a great uncle. It would please you to know that I retired from law enforcement in 1991. I will alway cherish the times that I spent with you and being taught at a very early age. It made me very proud to serve as an officer and only hope that I was half the gentleman you were.
Love: Oliver (Bolliver Ray)

Dr. Oliver R. White
Nephew/ Minister and a Father
March 19, 2012

 

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