Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill, II

Deputy Sheriff Martin Tase Sturgill, II

Humphreys County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, June 30, 2016

Martin Tase Sturgill, II

Deputy Sheriff Tase Sturgill suffered a fatal heart attack while he and other members of the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office were developing a new physical assessment test for the department's Emergency Response Team.

He and other deputies had just completed a run at Waverly Central High School when he suddenly collapsed. Deputies and EMTs were unable to revive him.

Deputy Sturgill had served with the Humphreys County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 151

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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I've thought of you often lately. I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since you left this world. I struggle to understand why and I also struggle with the fact I was on vacation when all of this happened. I'll never forget that phone call. As long as I live. I was in shock. I thought, there's no way I heard that correctly. Your funeral was so beautiful and moving. You would have loved it. I remember saying that at the services. I was able to meet your sister at the service. She thought alot of you. I'll never forget when we got you a birthday cake with all those candles and we thought we might need a fire extinguisher. We could tell that meant so much to you. Our relationship was strained sometimes. We didn't always see eye to eye. And I wasn't the nicest person to you right before this happened. I don't think I'll ever be able to forgive myself for that. Almost 2 years later, I still have the text messages from you on my phone. You congratulating me on my recent marriage. What I never got to tell you is that my husband and I had found out we were also expecting our 2nd child at that time. I wanted to tell you so bad! But I never got the chance to. I miss you, Tase. I hope you're having a blast in heaven.

Much love,
Tracy Hubbell

Tracy Hubbell
Humphreys County Sheriffs Office

June 6, 2018

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