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Patrolman Justin Scott Martin |  Urbandale Police Department, Iowa  Urbandale Police Department, Iowa


Justin Scott Martin

Urbandale Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year, 3 months

Badge # 1140

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: In custody

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Patrolman Justin Martin and Sergeant Anthony Beminio, of the Des Moines Police Department, were shot and killed from ambush while sitting in their patrol cars shortly after 1:00 am.

Patrolman Martin was sitting in his patrol car at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue when a subject approached and opened fire without warning, shooting into the driver's side of the patrol car between 15 and 30 times. Nearby citizens called 911 to reports shots fired and responding officers located Patrolman Martin inside.

Additional officers from multiple agencies setup a perimeter in the area. Approximately 20 minutes later the same subject approached Sergeant Beminio's patrol car, approximately two miles from Patrolman Martin's murder, and ambushed him at the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Avenue. The man then fled the scene. At approximately 9:30 am he surrendered to law enforcement officers in Dallas County.

Patrolman Martin had served with the Urbandale Police Department for 15 months.

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Sergeant Anthony David Beminio
Des Moines Police Department, Iowa
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Cause: Gunfire

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Martin, I had the honor and pleasure of meeting your aunt & uncle this evening 03/23/17. They told me all about you and I am a better man for it. RIP my brother and I will remember you forever. You will always be remembered and God Bless Julie and Greg for sharing you with me. Hold that AR with pride in heaven and thank you for reaching out through your aunt and uncle.

Deputy Tim Kiele
Whatcom County Sheriffs Office
March 23, 2017


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