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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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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 4, 2017

 

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