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Officer William L. Martin | Oakland Police Department, California Oakland Police Department, California


William L. Martin

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, October 9, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: One killed, one committed suicide

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Officer William Martin was shot and killed after he and his Sergeant were involved in a vehicle pursuit on the Nimitz Freeway.

As the vehicle left the freewa, two suspects ran out the vehicle and began to flee. As the Sergeant rounded the corner one of the suspects opened fire on him in his cruiser. Officer Martin also rounded the corner. He and the second suspect exchanged gunfire. The suspect was killed instantly and Officer Martin received fatal wounds as well. A second suspect committed suicide and two more were apprehended.
Officer Martin had been a member of the Oakland Police Department for 18 months.

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Rest In Peace Brother. On the 47th anniversary of your E.O.W. you are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
October 9, 2017


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