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Acting Chief Isaac Benjamin Martinez | San Ildefonso Pueblo Tribal Police, Tribal Police San Ildefonso Pueblo Tribal Police, Tribal Police

Acting Chief

Isaac Benjamin Martinez

San Ildefonso Pueblo Tribal Police, Tribal Police

End of Watch: Sunday, April 10, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 1502

Cause: Gunfire

Location: New Mexico

Weapon: Rifle; SKS

Offender: Acquitted

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Acting Chief Isaac Martinez was shot and killed in New Mexico when he attempted to serve a warrant for a firearms violation.

He was a member of a 10-man SWAT team serving the warrant. The suspect immediately opened fire as the officers entered the home, striking Acting Chief Martinez seven times. The suspect was eventually apprehended but later acquitted on a trial defense of self-defense.

Acting Chief Martinez had served on several different agencies throughout his eight year career and had served as Acting Chief for only three weeks. He was survived by his son, parents, and three siblings.

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Its been 20 years today. I'm still doing this job 22 years later. I remember being introduced to you that first day on the job back in Jan. 1992. You were introduced to me as my FTO. Your passion for the job, the community and the pride you took in what the badge stands for still remains with me. I have many good memories of you My Friend, My Mentor and my FTO. RIP Brother!

Lt. Chris Naranjo
Southern Ute Police Dept., Co. USA
April 10, 2014


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