Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 1502
Location: New Mexico
Weapon: Rifle; SKS
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.