Chief of Police Pryor Martin

Chief of Police Pryor Martin

Eminence Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, February 25, 1951

Pryor Martin

Chief Pryor Martin was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest a suspect. Despite being mortally wounded, he was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Chief Martin is survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Chief Martin,
On today, the 66th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Eminence. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2017

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