Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .30 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life in prison
Deputy Sheriff John Martin was shot and killed in an ambush in a sand pit near the Saluda River, three miles from Marietta, South Carolina.
The suspect had his wife lure Deputy Martin to the sand pit on the pretext of a rock throwing incident. When Deputy Martin arrived the suspect shot him six times with a .30-caliber pistol, killing him. The suspect was later arrest and sentenced to life in prison.