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Patrolman Jack G. Martin | Lynden Police Department, Washington Lynden Police Department, Washington

Patrolman

Jack G. Martin

Lynden Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 9, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 11

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Jack Martin suffered a fatal heart attack following a violent struggle with a drunk driver.

He and his partner had responded to backup a state trooper who had stopped the driver. After a long struggle, the three officers were able to subdue the suspect. Patrolman Martin collapsed after the suspect was placed in a patrol car.

Patrolman Martin had served in law enforcement for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

On June 3rd, 2006, the Lyndon Police Department's new facility was dedicated in Patrolman Martin's memory.

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You would be proud of your granddaughter Kaneata tonight. She kept your legacy alive. She went on a call recently and met a young man, about 12, who's mother had fallen and needed to be transported to the hospital. He was very helpful and mature with the situation. K got a chance to talk to him for a bit and found out he is struggling to stay out of gangs an trouble. The area he live makes it hard to do that for him. During the conversation she found out he liked to go fishing with his uncle, and used that to say away from the trouble in his area. We went out tonight and I helped her pick out a fishing rod and some gear for him. She got it wrapped and we delivered it to him at his home. I cant help but think of you and all the things you did for kids in your career. You would have done the same thing and I see the same spirit in her. I miss you dad Merry Christmas

Capt Dave Martin
Son and best friend
December 16, 2015

 

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