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Police Officer William J. Martin | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

William J. Martin

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 10, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 2025

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer William Martin was shot and killed after he and two other officers responded to a report of drug dealing at an apartment building on the 1500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue. Officer Martin entered the front door and the other two officers went to cover the rear of the building. As Officer Martin walked up the stairs the suspect ambushed him and shot him in the head. The other officers were able to return fire and wound the suspect before taking him into custody. The suspect was subsequently sentenced to life in prison. Officer Martin succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Officer Martin had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your courage and dedication are remembered today and always. May God forever bless your family. Rest is peace brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department
October 9, 2016


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