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Detective Antonio Martinez Terry | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington


Antonio Martinez Terry

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, June 4, 1994

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 20 years

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Detective Antonio Terry was shot and killed after stopping to help whom he thought was a stranded motorist. Detective Terry was in an unmarked car and was returning to the police station following an undercover narcotics assignment. When he got out of the car to help, one of the men recognized him as a police officer and opened fire.

Although mortally wounded, Detective Terry was able to drive to the nearest police precinct for help. He was able to give a description of both suspects, who were later arrested.

The shooter's sentence was later vacated, however, murder charges were refiled in March 2007. On May 27th, 2008, the subject was again convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years.

Detective Terry had served with the Seattle Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.

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Hello SPD family and friends. This is Yvonne Terry-Jones, Tony's sister. My mother -Tommie M. Terry, my Father - Tommy L. Terry, brother Brian Terry and Monika Terry - sister -(Resting in Heaven with Tony) would like to thank you for your continued support, love and prayers you have shown and given us these last past 22 years. We think about Tony every day. He is forever in our hearts and we thank God his legacy lives on forever in your hearts and in ours. He touched so much life's because he was such a great man, father, son, husband, brother and friend. We miss him so very much. We appreciate that you continue to honor him and we know he's looking down on us with a smile on his face. Those that knew him knew he was a lot of fun, great sense of humor and loved life. That's what we miss the most. His fun personality. It was contagious. If Tony was laughing & playing we all were. So many great memories we hold dear in our hearts that's what keeps us going. Thank you again SPF family and friends. Take care and God Bless all of you. Gone but never forgotten. In Loving memory Tony. We love and miss you. Yvonne Terry-Jones - Tony's sister

Yvonne Terry-Jones
June 9, 2016


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