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Deputy Hugh Allan Martin | El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy

Hugh Allan Martin

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, April 13, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Deputy Martin was shot and killed during a no-knock drug search of a drug dealer's house. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison, where he later died.

Deputy Martin is survived by his son.

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Lord, as we stand here today with others
for a hero to pass this way
Waving flags in the wind, we can hear
the birds sing.
With our hands on our hearts, we give
tribute to a fallen hero.
Kind smiles as we wave, our hands wipe
the tears away, as this hero comes our way.
Even the clouds are dark and heavy today, they
seem to join in with tears of rain on this sad day.
The sound of traffic even was still as you made
the journey to the final resting place.
And as the sun goes down at the end of this day,
God seems to leave a warm sense of feeling
as if to say your hero is with me today.
This reminds me Lord that some day you will return,
and will we stand and be ready?
Lord, put your loving arms and shield of protection
around these other hero's today.
This hero will always be remembered by his friends.
His characteristics, his love for others, and his
kindness and his smile.
He was a hero in every sense of the way. A
real true hero the night he was called away.
He was a hero risking his life for others,
and what he believed in.
But most of all he was a great hero in the
eyes of his son in his deputy garbs.
Now he will be added to all the other hero's
---Hugh Allen Martin----

My name if Marlene McClure. We lived in Colorado Springs
the night your dad's life was taken. We did not know your dad
but really felt that he gave his life protecting us all in Colorado Springs. While we stood out on Academy Blvd., I felt God speaking to my heart as the family limo went by and I saw you in the window waving a flag. I wanted to share this poem with you and anyone else who would like one.

Marlene McClure
June 2, 2015

 

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