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Deputy Sheriff Frank Martin, Sr. | Cameron County Sheriff's Office, Texas Cameron County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Frank Martin, Sr.

Cameron County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, November 25, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 5 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Never apprehended

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Deputy Frank Martin was shot and killed after he and another deputy responded to a dance hall to investigate reports of a disturbance.

After arriving at the hall, they confronted two men and told them to quiet down. The men left the hall but returned a short time later, armed with a shotgun and rifle.

The men immediately opened fire on the two deputies. Deputy Martin was struck twice by the rifle fire and the other deputy was wounded by a shotgun blast. The two suspects fled the scene and were never apprehended.

Deputy Martin also served as a Special Texas Ranger. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Deputy Sheriff Martin,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cameron County.


United States Border Patrol
November 25, 2015


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