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Patrolman George Martin | Carlisle Police Department, Pennsylvania Carlisle Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

George Martin

Carlisle Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, April 8, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/8/1893

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed in 1894

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Patrolman George Martin was shot and killed by a burglar he pursued into a alley near South Street. Two days later the suspect was arrested by police in Winchester, Virginia.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and hanged on March 1, 1894.

Patrolman Martin was survived by his wife and child.

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It was an exceptional honor to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the memorial dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather as well as the other selfless public servants who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Cumberland County.

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Andrew Morrison
May 14, 2013

 

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