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Patrolman Richard Wallace Martin | Howland Police Department, Ohio Howland Police Department, Ohio


Richard Wallace Martin

Howland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Saturday, December 14, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Patrolman Richard Martin suffered a fatal heart attack after assisting a motorist.

Patrolman Martin pushed the motorist's car off the road and waited at the scene for a tow truck to arrive. After Patrolman Martin did not respond to a call over the radio, another officer was dispatched to the scene. The officer found him seated in his patrol car, unresponsive.

The officer had served in law enforcement for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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One of the kindest best police officers we have ever known. Rick was also a very good friend and watched over our neighborhood like no one has since. We will never forget... you are very missed

December 15, 2015


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