Sergeant Clarence Echols Martin

Sergeant Clarence Echols Martin

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1969

Clarence Echols Martin

Sergeant Martin was killed in an automobile accident when a vehicle struck his patrol car head-on. The other vehicle was driving on the wrong side of the road when the incident occurred. Patrolman Willie Smith, who was also in the patrol car when it was struck, remained in a coma for three years before succumbing to his injuries.
Sergeant Martin had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my hear'ts embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 13, 2012

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